At Mount Tamar School we are dedicated to promoting values which ensure that our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We prepare the students for life in Modern Britain because values such as individual liberty, democracy, the law, mutual respect and tolerance are embedded within the curriculum and the ethos at Mount Tamar. In addition these values are promoted at all times throughout the school year.
As a school, we are responsible for providing a curriculum which:
Is broad and balanced, complies with legislation and provides a wide range of subjects which prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in Modern Britain.
Actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.
Extends beyond the classroom with a wide range of visits and experiences. Promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths [or none], cultures and lifestyles through effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, including by engaging pupils in extracurricular activity and volunteering in their local community. Is supported by a well-rounded programme of assemblies which offer clear guidance on what is right and wrong.
We endeavour to ensure that students;
Are reflective about their own beliefs and perspectives on life, and the extent to which they are the same as/different to others’ faith, feelings and values. Show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and appreciate the viewpoints of others. Have a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about the world around them and participate actively in artistic, sporting or cultural activities. Recognise the difference between right and wrong, understand that actions have consequences, and apply this in their own lives by respecting the Law.
Examples are; School policies for the welfare, health and safety of all, the Behaviour policy [and the use of sanctions and rewards], Achievement assemblies and Awards Evenings, positive behaviour programmes for bespoke use, programmes of study within Citizenship.
Cooperate well, celebrate diversity and resolve conflicts effectively.
Understand and appreciate the history, heritage and wide ranging cultural influences that underpin our individual and shared experience of life in modern Britain.
In short we believe that we allow our students to recognise right from wrong, resolve conflicts, understand and explore diversity, develop a moral code, understand others’ beliefs and understand how communities function. These qualities will allow them to participate fully in life in Modern Britain.