The Abbey MAT Prevent Strategy and British Values Statement has been written in response to and in line with government guidance and forms part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy which seeks to:
The purpose of the Abbey MAT Prevent Strategy and British Values Statement is to show how we aim to protect students from harm and to ensure that they are taught in a way that is consistent with the law and British values. To this end it acts to:
All schools are required by law to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of students in Abbey MAT academies is incorporated through the ethos of each academy, the curriculum, the expectations of students and the daily ways of working. This allows for the development of British values by:
At all Abbey MAT academies, students participate in a curriculum that promotes active learning and develops critical personal thinking skills which is age appropriate. The academies focus on active learning and questioning which enables students to explore social and emotional aspects of learning throughout the curriculum. The academies focus on the development of appropriate Student Voice and Student Leadership, through a variety of means, including Student Councils, which provides opportunities for students to develop their views, respect, empathy and tolerance for others in a safe environment.
The MAT actively promotes diversity and shared values between the school community, the local community, the national and global community. We do this by celebrating each academy’s ethos and values, rooted in the Christian ethos of the Trust. These Academy Values form the basis of our students’ understanding of wider communities and there are numerous academic and pastoral opportunities that embed this ethos.
Abbey MAT challenges all prejudices including Islamophobia and anti-Semitism recognising students who are at risk of isolation. The emphasis on pastoral care through the tutor system, Rewards and Consequences, assemblies, PSHCE and enrichment activities ensure that the academies are a safe place to learn and that anti bullying strategies minimise hate and prejudice-based bullying. The academies seek justice for incidences of such bullying and uses restorative approaches to repair harm when caused.
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Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
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