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Promoting British Values

​We promote core British Values through our teaching, our community links and through our mission and aims; these values are crucial in preparing our students for life in Modern Britain. Ways in which we promote British Values include:


  • A thriving Student Council.
  • Students are given the opportunity to take part in mock-elections to understand more about the British political system and democratic process. 

Free Speech and the Rule of Law

  • Debates in the classroom.
  • Very close links with the local police and Catterick Garrison Military base.

Human Rights, Individual Liberty, Equality Tolerance and Mutual Respect

  • PSHCE curriculum.
  • Our assembly/tutor time programme encourages mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. Themes include International Days of, Peace, Anti Slavery, Holocaust Victims, Racial Discrimination, Children of Victims of Violence, Public Service and Cultural Diversity.
  • We 'actively promote' fundamental British values and challenge any opinions or behaviours that would undermine these values (for further information please see our Prevent Policy).
  • Stonewall School Champion. As a school we are committed to:
    • Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
    • Making school a place where all pupils and staff - including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people - are accepted without exception.
    • Championing diversity and celebrating difference.
  • ​We have a Positive Allies - Level 1 accreditation recognising that as a school we are friendly toward, and inclusive of, people living with HIV and that we actively challenge HIV stigma. Level 1 accreditation valid until June 2020.

Sense of Community

At Risedale we actively encourage and work with our students creating opportunities for them to make a positive difference to the society in which they live. We do this by helping them develop knowledge, skills and confidence.

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