British Values

There is a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values. These values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs underpin and are inherent in the school’s ethos, curriculum and key aims which are to ensure all members of the school community:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills for now and for a fulfilling future
  • Develop confidence in themselves and their abilities
  • Feel valued and value others
  • Work together effectively and with enthusiasm
  • Create an innovative learning environment
  • Appreciate the world at large

The curriculum, extra-curricular provision and assembly programme are informed by fundamental British Values set out by the Department for Education. The examples below show some of the ways in which the School promotes these values:

How do we cover Democracy?

  • We have a very vocal student council, with students elected from Years 7 to 13
  • A member of our school has represented Derbyshire at the Youth Parliament
  • Celebrated the anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights Had a Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Students attend our Governors meetings
  • Head Boys and Girls are elected by our staff and students
  • MP’s and Political Leaders come into school- Patrick Mcloughlin, Caroline Lucas, Pauline Latham and Jonathan Bartlett
  • We have a thriving Debating Society
  • 6th Form House Captains are elected
  • Brexit Debate
  • In PDC we have taught units on Democracy, Political Systems in the UK, The Role of Parliament an d the Monarch
  • Our student council are working with the local councillor David Wells ona Travel Plan and the reduction of plastic waste in Duffield