The Department for Education state that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all Colleges to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
 
At Moorlands Sixth Form College, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways,
 
Democracy
Democracy is embedded at our College. Students are listened to by adults and are taught to actively listen to one another, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Students have the opportunity to share opinions and ideas through their tutor groups, Student Leaders and Student Ambassadors and regular ‘pupil voice’ questionnaires.  Students appointed to be Students leaders or Ambassadors have to write a statement of intent and a manifesto which is presented to an interview panel.
 
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the College or the country, are consistently reinforced. The students discuss and set their own rules for behaviour inside and outside of the classroom; this ensures that they are relevant and clearly understood by all. Our Students are taught the value and reasons behind laws, the responsibility they have to up hold them and that there are consequences when laws are broken.

Individual liberty
Within College, Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Our students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely through many curriculum subjects, particularly in PSHE and e-safety lessons.
 
Mutual respect
Respect is an important value to the students and staff of the Sixth Form and it is deeply embedded in learning and behaviour. Students understand that it is expected and that it is imperative that respect to shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have, and to everything, however big or small. It underpins out work every day, both in and out of the classroom. 
 
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
As a Sixth Form College, we actively promote the diversity of different beliefs and faiths in the pastoral programme.  Students from Painsley Catholic College uphold the Catholic ethos through assemblies, taught lessons and prayer in form time.  

 

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