2.4 Personal Development and Character
Enrichment and extra-curricular are communicated to students in form time, around school and home every half term. Extensive extracurricular provision (and participation) is an integral part of the wider curriculum.
The school recognises that the personal development of the students, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. Opportunities for SMSC are highlighted in the subject learning journeys.
2.6 Cultural Capital
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a student can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a student will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work. It is understanding the best of what has been said or done. Cultural capital can promote social mobility and success when overcoming barriers in our society. Opportunities for developing Cultural Capital are highlighted in the subject learning journeys.
2.6 British Values
The school has a duty to ‘actively 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.
2.7 Personal Safety and Healthy Living
Student safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance. Personal safety is delivered as part of the life skills curriculum to all year groups. Safety, wellbeing and personal ethics are discussed and debated at length in KS4 ethical debate. Awareness is raised all through the year through assemblies, break-out sessions and theme weeks.
Acceptable usage policy
The Academy provides a range of opportunities and experiences, which are tailored to allow students to succeed in the next stage in their education, training or employment.
Careers Education and Guidance policy