At Tytherington we prepare our students for life in modern Britain through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum which encourages children to develop tolerant attitudes towards other faiths and cultures. We aim to give students an understanding of the culture around them and how it differs from others as well as a sense of what it means to be British.
The DfE have recently reinforced the need for all schools to ‘promote the fundamental British values of:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect, and
- tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Our ‘ROSE’ programme has been in operation since 2008. ROSE stands for ‘Respect for Others, Self and Environment’. ROSE awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold) are presented to students in assemblies in recognition of the contribution they have made. These awards have a high profile in school and can now be awarded to staff, governors and parents also in assemblies.
At Tytherington School these values are reinforced regularly in the following ways:
We have a student parliament which meets regularly to discuss issues raised. The parliament is genuinely able to effect change within the school and every student on the parliament has been voted in by other students through a democratic election process.
THE RULE OF LAW
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Tytherington School. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help to reinforce this message. Activities such as the ‘Respect’ programme target specific students and support them in developing strategies to make positive choices which are within the law. Our School Police Officer supports students and families in understanding the Rule of Law.
At Tytherington School, students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety assemblies and ROSE Day programme.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Students learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect. Pastoral Restorative Justice systems support this and help students to understand accountability and the impact of their behaviour on others. The Student Parliament and Sixth Form Leadership structures encourage students to take responsibility as citizens through their support for the school and for other students. Leadership training in PE lessons, for example, supports students in developing an understanding of rights and responsibilities and being part of a team.
TOLERANCE OF THOSE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS
At Tytherington we actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures in Religious Education lessons and activities such as those on European Day of Languages. The ROSE programme reinforces messages of tolerance and respect for others. In addition, subjects such as Music, Drama and English celebrate the similarities and differences between cultures and promote tolerance of all.
Our ROSE Day programme for 2015-16 is below:
|Day||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Year 12||Year 13|
|Tuesday 29th September 2015||Emotional Well-Being & Internet Safety||Team Building & Cooperation||CEIAG & Choices for the Future||Drugs Alcohol & Smoking||Internet Safety||Study Skills||UCAS|
|Form Rooms Main Hall & PA3||Sports Hall Astroturf & Gym||Form Rooms Main Hall & ICT||Form Rooms Main Hall (2 Periods)||Form Rooms Main Hall||Form Rooms||Form Rooms|
|Thursday 3rd December 2015||Chocolate Enterprise Project||Healthy Lifestyles & Body Image||Sex Relationships & CSE||“The Apprentice”||CEIAG (Yr12 Interviews & Tasters)||Sex Drugs & CBT||Financial Awareness|
|Form Rooms||L3 Sports Hall/PA3 & Refectory||Form Rooms Main Hall (1 Period)||J-Block||ICT & Taster Teaching Rooms||Main Hall & PA4||ICT & PA4|
|Friday 5th February 2016||First Aid||Internet Safety & CEIAG||Guided Choices Interviews||Emotional Well-Being||Being 16 Revision & Drugs (Interviews)||Drive to Survive||Independent Living|
|Form Rooms Sports Hall & Gym||Form Rooms Main Hall & ICT||G-Block||Form Rooms Main Hall (Periods 1 2 & 5)||J-Block (Upstairs of SF Block)||PA4||Form Rooms L3|
|Wednesday 29th June 2016||Mini-Olympics||Studying Social Interaction||Tolerance & Intolerance||Aim Higher||Post-18 Day|
|Form Rooms Sports Hall||Off Site (Safari Park)||Form Rooms Gym PA3 & PA4||Form Rooms SF1 SF3 T5 & ICT||ICT|