British Values

British Values at Rosewood School

Rosewood School is proud to promote British values into everything it does and into the education of its students.The island of Great Britain has an ancient tradition of welcoming new people, ideas and beliefs. Rosewood School mirrors this by having no prejudice nor favour in relation to the race, religion or creed of those for whom the staff try equally hard to prepare for a rewarding life. We also recognise that Britain has always been in a state of change, and rather than being threatened by the new and challenging, Rosewood, like Great Britain, welcomes new ideas and does its best to learn from them. This country has also stood up for the underdogs and not been afraid to strive against the odds. This is demonstrated by the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and standing up to Napoleon and Hitler’s ambitions to enslave those around them. Likewise, Rosewood School stands up for the underdog and will not tolerate bullying in any form.

Rosewood School is proud to promote British values into everything it does and into the education of its students.


Democracy

At Rosewood School we believe in teaching the value of democracy. Both the Saxons and Vikings had annual meetings (Witan and Althing) where the common folk could have their say in front of their leaders, and expect to be listened to with respect. Throughout the second millennium, advances in democracy were made in Britain which have influenced democracy throughout the world. At Rosewood, democratic values and principles are taught throughout the key stages. Importance is also placed on experiential learning, with all students able to stand for, and vote in, the annual School Council elections. Students are also encouraged to consider political issues beyond the school, with a mock General Election being held to encourage understanding of and participation in the political process of Great Britain.

At Rosewood, democratic values and principles are taught throughout the key stages.


Rosewood School is an accepting environment for all individuals regardless of race, gender, sex, social standing or religion.


Rule of Law

Peace and prosperity has been maintained throughout the islands of Great Britain through the rule of law. The idea that all are equal before the law and that the law should be impartial and without prejudice has influence all over the world. However, as the law is made and interpreted by people, then the law is subject to all the flaws, faults and imperfections of people. Therefore it is recognised in British law that the law is not infallible, and it can be appealed and subject to scrutiny. At Rosewood, there is a strong belief in the observance of firm boundaries which are equally applied to all. This is underpinned by constant vigilance and evaluation on the part of management and staff to ensure authority within the school is applied fairly, proportionately and without prejudice.

At Rosewood, there is a strong belief in the observance of firm boundaries which are equally applied to all.


 Liberty and Respect

A fundamental principle of Great Britain is individual liberty and mutual respect. Individual liberty means that each person is free to choose their own path and preferences in life, without barriers of gender, sex, race or religion. This right comes with the responsibility of respecting other people’s choices and preferences without prejudice. The school encourages each student to develop in their own individual way, providing tuition and experiences tailored to each student’s own individual needs. The school is vigilant in ensuring that students are allowed to choose their own paths in life, without undue pressure, intimidation or radicalisation from others. The school ensures fair play in all competitive activities.

The school encourages each student to develop in their own individual way, providing tuition and experiences tailored to each student’s own individual needs.


Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

The island of Great Britain has been the destination of migrants since the end of the last Ice Age. Britain has grown strong by accepting the skills and talents of new arrivals to make the country as a whole, stronger. Britain has also adopted aspects of immigrants’ culture, language and religion into everyday usage for the benefit of all. The school therefore accepts as equal those of different nationality, race, creed and culture, and encourages this British value throughout the curriculum. While Rosewood, like the UK, has a broadly Christian ethos, demonstrated by daily prayer and assembly, it encourages other influences and faiths to enrich the spiritual experience of its students. Rosewood School is an accepting environment for all individuals regardless of race, gender, sex, social standing or religion.



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