Within our Woodlands school curriculum our young people are taught fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and belief.
This is taught explicitly through our extensive Citizenship curriculum at both Key Stage 3 & 4. Pupils consider how to identify ‘Extremism’ and appropriate ways to challenge extremist views (GCSE Citizenship Coursework) (Year 10 Summer Term 1 PSHE topic).
Tolerance is also key to our PSHE & Citizenship curriculum and our young people have the opportunity to explore topics such as ‘Being British’ (Year 7 Summer Term 1)(revisited Year 10 Summer Term 1) and tackle issues such as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Hate Crime (Year 8 Autumn Term 1) (Year 9 Summer Term 1) ( Year 10 Summer Term 2).
The school take advice from leading agencies and organisations such as Stonewall and the Crown Prosecution Service and are in a minority of schools trialling resources provided by these organisations to tackle Hate Crime.