At Bournemouth Park Academy we recognise that the personal development of our pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.
We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.
All adults model and promote expected behaviour, treating all people as valuable individuals and showing respect for pupils and their families. Children are taught to differentiate between right and wrong, in as far as their actions affect other people, and they are encouraged to value themselves and others. Children are taught to understand their rights and responsibilities and the need to respect the rights of others.
The Academy's expectations, enshrined within its ethos and vision, promote responsible behaviour.
Fundamental British Values
Fundamental British Values are a set of agreed beliefs and principles designed to create an orderly society, where individual citizens can feel safe, valued and can contribute for the good of themselves and others.
A form of government in which the people choose elected representatives to run the country.
The Rule of Law
A situation in which all people are subject to and accountable to laws that are fairly applied and enforced.
The state of being free i.e. people are able to act and speak freely and make individual choices regarding how they lead their life.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance
An understanding that all people do not share the same beliefs and values, and therefore differences exist which should be accepted and respected.
In 2014, the DfE published guidance placing a duty on schools to ‘actively promote’ fundamental British values, as part of SMSC in schools, to help prepare young people for life in modern Britain.