Academic Mentoring Curriculum
This curriculum develops cultural and global awareness through participation in discussion and debate of a vast array of topical and controversial issues that extend beyond their local community. It ensures that our students feel comfortable going into any social situation, and that they have the confidence to actively engage and add value.
- Students participate in weekly ‘Votes for Schools’ lessons during tutorial sessions.
- ‘Votes for Schools’ lessons challenge students to consider current affairs and controversial issues; teaching them how to formulate opinions and express these confidently and appropriately. This programme also teaches students the importance of collecting evidence in order to support a well-informed argument.
- Students develop a strong cultural and global awareness through ‘Votes for Schools’ lessons which cover the following:
- The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
- Students distinguish right from wrong and learn how to respect the civil and criminal law.
- Students acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.
- Students demonstrate tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by acquiring an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.
- Students respect other people, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.
- Students demonstrate a respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
- Students preclude the promotion of partisan political views in the teaching of any subject.
- Students demonstrate fair and unprejudiced treatment of others.
- Students recognise the importance of equality and celebrate diversity.
- Students receive weekly assemblies that celebrate diversity and cultural themes.
- Students receive regular Ethics lessons that develop their understanding and appreciation of a variety of faiths and religions in order to celebrate diversity and promote tolerance.