UVHS and British Values
UVHS actively encourages students and staff to respect British values as defined in the Ofsted Inspection Handbook:
“acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attributes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain”.
UVHS understands that extremism of all kinds undermines British values and a proactive approach throughout the curriculum and extra-curricular is necessary to ensure that students are made aware of the danger posed by extremism.
UVHS welcomes students of all faiths and none, equally.
UVHS promotes the understanding and respect of British Values in the following ways:
- Through the Victoria Values which lie at the heart of the schools’ ethos.
- Through school assemblies and themed weeks (details of which can be found below)
- Through the pastoral tutor system.
- Through a strong school Parliament.
- Through activities which promote links between the school and the local and global community.
|1||The new school year||Marking the start of the year with assemblies from the Head and Head of School|
|2||The new school year|
|3||International Day of Peace||A series of assemblies presented by heads of year celebrating the UN International Day of Peace|
|4||Get involved!||Different assemblies for each year including an introduction to the UVHS house system, Duke of Edinburgh opportunities at UVHS and opportunities to get involved with the National Citizenship Service.|
|5||UK Youth Parliament||A series of assemblies presented by a current UVHS Y13 member of the UK Youth Parliament about the organisation, what it represents and how to get involved.|
|6||International Day of the Girl||A series of assemblies marking the UN International Day of the Girl Child.|
An assembly highlighting the contemporary issue of modern slavery.Additional assemblies presented to Y8 and Y9 by a representative of the local army cadets.
|8||Career & the future||Including the UVHS Y11 careers fair and assemblies from the Head of Sixth Form on further study at UVHS.|
|9||Remembrance||Marking Remembrance day with each year group. Including a report by students on the Y9 Battlefields trip.|
|10||Anti-bullying week||Marking national Anti-bullying week through a series of assemblies on the theme of ‘All different, all equal’.|
|11||UK Parliament Week||Marking UK Parliament week across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.|
|12||Anger Awareness Week||A series of assemblies delivered by heads of year marking Anger Awareness Week.|
|13||Christmas Jumper Day||Marking Christmas jumper day with particular reference to the work of our primary beneficiary of this fundraising event St Mary’s Hospice.|
|14||Christmas Jumper Day|
Spring Term - TBC
Summer Term - TBC