British values champion the idea of treating all cultures, religions, and beliefs with respect. They also encourage being open-minded and tolerant of different viewpoints, helping to create a society where people can live together in harmony, even when they have different ways of looking at the world.
Global Academy will achieve this by:
Respect lies at the heart of Global Academy’s creative industry ethos. Our students recognise and embrace the expectation of showing respect to everyone – adults, fellow students and industry partners.
During assemblies and gTalks, we delve into the meaning of respect and how it is demonstrated in our daily lives.
We emphasise the importance of respect within our classrooms through our Behaviour Policy.
Inside and outside the classroom, our students gain an understanding of and respect for diverse cultures and ways of life – with a focus on their future in the creative industry.
We encourage healthy debates in lessons, teaching students to respect others’ opinions while also building their resilience and ability to challenge different viewpoints.
Both our staff and students are encouraged to speak out against prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour, with any incidents being recorded and addressed appropriately.
Our Youths Choice and The Loop presenters reflect the diverse makeup of the Global Academy community.
Receiving our LGBT+ Inclusion Award
Our unique careers programme places mutual respect in the creative industry at the heart of our activity.
When it comes to tolerance of various faiths and beliefs:
Our English and media topics are intentionally chosen to spark discussions on prejudice and discrimination, as well as to expand students’ understanding of different cultures and religions – for example, in the Autumn Term – students are focusing on Windrush.
RE forms part of our Global Cultural Learning curriculum which provide students with insight into the belief systems and practices of various religions.
Our industry partners reinforce our values of respecting and understanding diverse perspectives – for example, students take part in panel events with Canon UK for National Inclusion Week.
We hold unique celebration events for the Global Academy community to help promote tolerance of faiths and beliefs – such as Black History Month, Diwali and Pride.