Uckfield Community Technology College Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3DJ tel:01825 764844 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At UCTC, we support and promote strongly the ‘Fundamental British Values’ outlined by the Department for Education: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty and mutual respect; tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. Our curriculum explicitly teaches these values in Religious Studies and PSHE and when the issue is relevant in any other subject it is highlighted in our schemes of learning, eg a particular topic in History, a text in English or a case study in Geography. Our spiralised Realising Potential assembly programme for Years 7 - 13 allows students to engage with British Values whilst also providing a starting point for discussion in PDT (tutor time). All staff at UCTC are trained in Prevent (an element of the government’s strategy for countering extremism and terrorism) and are aware of their responsibilities around this area. When presenting these values in assemblies, we make it clear that the values are not exclusively those of Britain but are vital to democratic countries and people across the world.