British Values

At Fred Nicholson School we aim to promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. 

Our statement : Building for Successful Futures  is indicative of the school’s aim and commitment to prepare our pupils for living responsibly and having positive experiences and opportunities in modern society. One measure of our pupil success is their social and emotional development and their ability to learn and live in the wider community

The staff at Fred Nicholson School are committed to promoting these values and model and practice them throughout.

The values are demonstrated throughout the day by pupils and staff in structured and unstructured time, lessons, assemblies, intervention programmes such as ELSA and specific groups for discussions such as the School Council.

Our pupils social and emotional development and their ability to learn and live in the wider community is one of the outcomes

We aim to promote pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC) by:

  • Establishing a strong school ethos to ensure that everyone connected with our school is aware of our values and principles;
  • Establishing effective relationships;
  • Providing relevant and meaningful activities in and beyond the classroom, appropriate to age, aptitude and background;
  • Knowing what is expected of each of us and allowing  individuals the opportunity to explore social and moral issues, developing their understanding of these and their responses to them;
  • Developing an understanding of a sense of individual and group identity;
  • Meeting requirements for collective worship and quiet reflection;
  • Developing an understanding of our British social and cultural environment;
  • Promoting knowledge and respect for other faiths, races and cultures

Through our SMCS provision at Fred Nicholson School, we want to enable our pupils to:

  • Develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • Distinguish right from wrong;
  • Make a positive contribution to society;
  • Promote the principles of  institutions of democracy of the rule of law;
  • Tenable students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes.

At Fred Nicholson School we recognise the importance of these values because:

  • Education is about the development of the whole person;
  • All members of the Fred Nicholson School community achieve better when they feel valued;
  • Our beliefs and values influence the way we behave and the community that we live in.