British Values

At Riddlesdown Collegiate, we recognise our responsibility for promoting British Values to ensure that young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. The British Values are defined as:

  • Democracy
  • Respect for the rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of different beliefs

These values permeate the curriculum and are delivered through our provision of SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) Education. Some of these themes are covered under specific topics in PSHEE, Excellence, RE and History, others are covered in other curriculum subjects and many more are covered through assemblies, pastoral activities and the VALUES which inform the day-to-day culture and ethos of the Collegiate. In addition, students are given opportunities to understand the values in action through, for example, student voice, hustings and mock elections, debating and other extra-curricular activities and clubs.