At Yavneh College, we are committed to promoting British Values in an effort to ensure that our pupils to grow as individuals who positively contribute to the local, national and global communities in which they interact and live.
Embracing British Values is achieved through both the curriculum and the school’s ethos. Consequently, one of the five tenets of Yavneh College’s Vision is:
Creating a safe, nurturing and supportive school with graduates who reflect British values, care for others and are proud to play a meaningful role within the communities to which they belong.
These Values are also reflected in our embrace of ‘The Yavneh Way,’ four simple words that set out the manner in which we expect members of the school community to treat people, with politeness, kindness, courtesy and respect, all crucial in fulfilling the Yavneh College school motto of ‘a world built on kindness.’
We are committed to promoting British Values through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC). This permeates through the school’s curriculum as well as through the many dedicated activities which champion community engagement and respect for others.
We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by staff, providing a model of behaviour for our pupils.
We are profoundly aware that as a faith school, it is vital that our pupils have exposure to a wide experience beyond their faith community during which these concepts are further realised, and we regularly do this through for example, sporting events, educational visits and participation in numerous activities with other schools both within the Borehamwood community and beyond.
The government set out its definition of British Values in its Prevent Strategy:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance* of those of different faiths and beliefs*At Yavneh, we believe that ‘tolerance’ alone is not enough and we aim to teach respect of and appreciation of those of different faiths and beliefs.