British Values

At Redruth School, we are dedicated to promoting values which ensure that our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We prepare our students for life in Modern Britain by developing an understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

These values underpin the work we do and are promoted at various times throughout the school year, extending beyond the classroom with a wide range of visits and experiences.

As School Leaders and Governors, we are responsible for providing a curriculum which:

Is broad and balanced, complies with statutory requirements and provides a wide range of subjects which prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in Modern Britain.

Actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance. 

Promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths, no faith and of different cultures through the effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. 

Is supported by a well-rounded programme of assemblies which offer clear guidance on what is right and wrong, with opportunities for students to reflect.


What we do



We provide opportunities for students to be reflective about their own beliefs and perspectives on life, and the extent to which   they are   the same as and different to others’ faith, feelings and   values

  • RE is delivered to all students at Redruth School.
  • All students   take part in PSHE lessons and active tutor time periods which allow for   reflection.
  •  Assemblies   which are all logged and recorded to continually audit our provision.
  •  English, for   example through poetry
  •  Science, for   example “The Big Bang” and    creationism, cloning
  • History, through examining the link between   conflicts and religion


We encourage students to show an interest in   investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and appreciate the viewpoints of others.

  •   School learning environment
  •   Student Councils
  •   PSHE and tutor time sessions.
  •   Subjects including: English, RS, History,    Geography, Science, Business Studies
  •    Charity fund raising
  •    Student Mentors
  •    Welfare Centre
  •     Assemblies




We encourage students to have a sense of enjoyment   and a   fascination for learning about the world around them

  •          History trip to the battlefields and to


  •          Theatre visits
  •          Good links with a range of Universities
  to encourage students to have high
  aspirations and a desire to continue
  learning beyond school
  •          Duke of Edinburgh
  •          Technology (Food from around the

                     world, influences from other cultures#

                     on Textile design)


We ensure that students know the difference between   right and wrong and understand that actions have consequences so that   they respect the rule of law.

  •     Behaviour Policy (Code of Conduct/        Home school agreement
  •     Rewards, including: VIVO’s, student of the    week and month in all year groups.
  •     Progress   Rewards trips in the Summer Term
  •     PEGASUS   Project
  •     ELC / ELC 2
  •     Pastoral Team
  •     Learning   Mentors
  •     Celebrating success through assemblies and our annual Presentation Evening
  •        Excellent links with the Community Policing   Team, including  Restorative Justice
  •      History lessons
  •      PSHE lessons


We celebrate diversity and   develop the mutual   respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and   beliefs

  •   Learning   Environment/ school ethos
  •   RS lessons
  •   PSHE lessons
  •   Ensuring that the School calendar and holiday   pattern, wherever possible, provides students with time to celebrate important festivals
  •   Science lessons


We encourage students to engage positively with a life of democracy

  •  Tutor/ PSHE  programme
  •  Elections for the Head Boy/Girl and             School Council
  •   History  lessons
  •   Student voice   in all areas of school – surveys, staff interview panels
  •  Elections to  decide which charities to support
  •  Assembly  programme, for example what it means to be British and the institutions that   underpin democracy