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The Saracens High School

Preparing for Life in Modern Britain

The Saracens High School will have an explicit commitment to British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and acceptance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Pupils will be prepared for life in modern Britain through:

  • the pastoral programme which includes Character Education and the PiXL Them and Us strategy
  • assembly themes which have a moral message reinforcing acceptance and mutual respect for all;
  • equal opportunities for all pupils to achieve and engage with all aspects of school life;
  • the school’s aims and ethos;
  • school sanctions and rewards where there will be zero tolerance of actions which contravene the school ethos;
  • relationships between staff and pupils;

As pupils progress through the school they will also consider themes around: the moral obligations of being a good citizen, promoting the values of acceptance and non-violence, respect, friendship, courtesy and manners.

Within Saracens High School pupils will be actively encouraged to make independent choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. It considered them to be democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Saracens High School will reinforce these values which will permeate the school community.

Within Saracens High School pupils will be actively encouraged to make independent choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils will be taught to know and understand their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms and to exercise them in a safe and responsible way.

Respect will be at the core of the Saracens’ ethos and will be modelled by adults and pupils alike. In line with the school’s commitment to democracy, pupils will always be able to voice their opinions and disagree with others in a respectful way. We take positive action to encourage pupils from different communities, faiths and backgrounds to work together, learn about each other’s customs, beliefs and ideas and respect all views. The ethos of the Saracens Trust and the community activities of the Saracens Foundation underpin these principles of working together with a strong tradition of team work and participation.