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15/12/18

Our school support all efforts to promote hope, kindness, peaceable actions and right conduct - https://t.co/yDWUm40OuQ

13/12/18

Year 7 on their way back from Lille for the Christmas markets https://t.co/TquV2zSZet

13/12/18

Retweetd From CroydonSexualHealth

We have had a great week taking assemblies . Fabulous bunch of young people.

13/12/18

Did we win?

10/12/18

This Christmas our students remember and will raise money for those who might be without a place to sleep this holiday | Homelessness | https://t.co/cfcOK3Vqjn https://t.co/ExVed2Grzo

10/12/18

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10/12/18

HASN leaders receiving update on anti-radicalisation & anti-extremism online | what are the risks? https://t.co/tZadr9K0Jt

09/12/18

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

'Overwhelmed with the feedback - our governing body have given this a hearty round of applause at the Thursday governing body meeting last week.' How lovely to hear this from , a rightly proud Principal, at our newest Beacon School .

09/12/18

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Opinion: How to tell if your child is lonely https://t.co/cl9QpHq1AP

09/12/18

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If you’re under 25, save our Crisis Messenger number on your phone. If you’re having a mental health crisis text ‘YM’ to get support, any time of the day https://t.co/c9wphunxwu

07/12/18

Joyous Singing at Heavers Farm Primary where we sang to both the KS1 and KS2 assemblies to rapturous applause. Choir were soaking wet and thrown straight into singing. Their behaviour today matched their performance abilities. Outstanding. https://t.co/3nwRYUnRah

06/12/18

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Great to welcome our second school placement colleagues on today. Bespoke CPD led by middle and senior colleagues | https://t.co/dSpwQ8aABX

06/12/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

What a warm and welcome to for our on second placement! Thank you & the senior team for making them feel so at home! https://t.co/di7HbYBM9L

06/12/18

Retweetd From RWBAHolocaust

Well done to on this achievement. Great to see another school taking education seriously.

06/12/18

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

We are proud to announce the Centre's 11th Beacon School: Congratulations . In Principal Soar & Mr Marshall-Hick the Academy enjoys leaders who value research & CPD, have a commitment to Holocaust T&L, proud of emerging specialism which impacts students. https://t.co/JNjo60gpJh

06/12/18

What a great day of rugby and networking at the between Oxford and Cambridge. Our year 12s are coming away well-informed of opportunities at both Universities. https://t.co/igtxAaxPiW

06/12/18

Our culture is for all students and all members of our team to work together READY RESPONSIVE RESPECTFUL https://t.co/1LSX1wMIOh

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British Values

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The academy supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British Values. 

Democracy

We have our own Student Council made of up of elected Form reps, a Student Leadership Group as well as elected Head Boy and Head Girl. Students are taught in a variety of ways including tutor time, assemblies and in subject specific content about the importance of democracy.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the academy or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout all aspects of academy life. Students and parents are taught the value and reasons behind our rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We have talks from the Community Police Office team to students on the rule of law.

Individual Liberty

Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and tutor lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

South and Upper Norwood are situated in an area which is greatly culturally diverse and we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the student and staff body. Our RE, assemblies and tutor teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes.

Curriculum

Within the wider curriculum and its delivery we expect all students irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or beliefs:

  • To participate in PE lessons. In Years 7, 8 and 9 on the South Norwood site, there is mixed gender teaching
  • PE lessons in Years 10 and 11 are taught in single sex classes
  • Female students in all years can be taught by a male PE teachers
  • All students are expected to take part in PE, Art, Music and Drama lessons
  • Students will be taught in mixed gender groups in all other subject
  • To participate in wider activities and discussions, for example, during tutor time, that uphold British values
  • To show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, including Christianity.

Radicalisation and Extremism

The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST strategy (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism).

Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism, and in some, cases participate in terrorist groups. Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to the fundamental British values in bullet points above.

Our 100% commitment to safeguarding student welfare means we are vigilant to monitoring vulnerability to radicalisation including:

  • Family tensions
  • Sense of isolation
  • Migration
  • Distance from cultural heritage
  • Experience of racism or discrimination
  • Feeling of failure

Any concerns must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Robinson on the South Norwood site and Mrs Rowe, on the Upper Norwood site who will make a referral using the “Channel” referral form.

A cross-curricular approach

We deliver a cross curricular approach to the delivery of SMSC, including British Values

  • via current affairs – a 20 minute discussion session once a week centred on a topic in the news such as Extremism
  • via assemblies – a 15 session once a week centred on a theme that links to British Values, for example, Human Rights and Freedom
  • via FLICKS (Faith, Lifestyle, Inclusion, Culture, Knowledge and Society) - tutorial activities that encourage the exploration and application of British Values
  • via student leadership – actively voting in academy elections to elect posts of responsibility
  • via Religious Education – predominantly Christian but exploring beliefs and values of other faiths including multicultural celebrations.
  • In subjects where we map how other subjects deliver knowledge and understanding of key concepts that link to British Values.