British Values

How we promote British Values at Tabor?

At Tabor, we have embedded The Department for Education published guidance on promoting British values in schools and ensure young people leave Tabor School prepared for life in modern Britain. We actively promote:

  • The fundamental British values of democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Examples of the understanding and knowledge students learn include:

  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour

How we prevent radicalisation & extremism – extracts from our school policies:

Tabor School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students.  We recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability.  All staff at Tabor uphold and promote fundamental British Values and must report any concerns.

  • Our SMSC provision is embedded across the curriculum (see school website) and directs our assemblies and underpins our school ethos. It is recognised that children with low aspirations are more vulnerable to radicalisation and therefore we strive to equip our students with confidence, self-belief, respect and tolerance, as well as setting high standards and expectations for themselves
  • Students are regularly taught how to stay safe when using the internet and are encouraged to recognise people who aren’t always who they say they are online. They are always taught to seek adult help if they are upset or concerned about anything they read or see on the internet
  • Trust Behaviour Policy- Tabor staff have a learning focus, build relationships and encourage students to take responsibility. Restorative approaches are encouraged and supported by teachers calmly explaining when students behaviour has failed to meet community expectations of Be in the ‘Right place’, at the ‘Right time’ doing the ‘Right thing’ and an appropriate sanction is put in place

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Examples of how we promote British Values across the curriculum

We achieve this in three interlinked ways: 
  • Through the taught curriculum (day to day lessons)     
  • School structures           
  • Extra-curricular provision
Key Stage Value: democracy Value: the rule of law Value: individual liberty Value: mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
ALL Student Parliament, Leadership Academy, focus groups, student conferences and student questionnaires Across Tabor, students are given the opportunity to agree and disagree on a range of topics Take turns and share ideas and give peers the opportunity to contribute Work co-operatively and collaboratively Common Trust behaviour, anti-bullying and Equality policy. ICT in every year– student study e-safety, e.g. reflecting on how Facebook and Twitter is used across different communities and the law regarding internet usage School Motto – be at the ‘Right Place, at the ‘Right time’ doing the ‘Right thing’. Student code of conduct Student voice is part of lesson school development and is in each department’s Raising Achievement Plan creativity and listening are learning habits all lessons promote Assembly programme – weekly themes Develop an awareness of treating all as equals, accepting people who are different because of  physical and learning difficulties Experience and observe good role models Global Schools Partnerships School shows
3 Public Speaking – Student Council Drama explores – Add topic RS – Focus on right and wrong and ethics Gang and knife crime talks Textiles – consider the impact of individuals on the environment in terms of ensuring sustainable methods of production Geography – Individual rights linked to sustainability units including – Olympics and tropical rainforests RS- Human Rights Units Geography –Exploring the idea of multiculturalism Maths – Population density PSHE – students focus on discrimination and encourage students to listen and talk to each other.  


PSCHE units on Diversity and Culture. Year 7 – Visit form the Gideon’s and local Imam
4 Textiles – debate the causes and consequences of the role technology in society Year 11 Prom Committee work with their year group to vote on what they would like at the Prom ICT – Students reflect on the impact of ICT on our culture and how it has affected life in modern Britain Maths – Students conduct surveys on Moral issues RS – Rights of the Individual Drama – topic-based issued, including war and conflict including impact of individuals RS – Moral and Ethical dilemmas Geography – Asylum, refugees and UK’s immigration policy PSHE – students focus on individual differences and encourage students to llisten and talk to each other. Textiles Making a cover based on a cultural design –

The design on the cover is based on the student’s cultural background and heritage.


Core British Values