British Values

Trinity Academy is committed to enriching the lives of all students by following the example set for us by the life of Christ. As an Academy with a distinctive Christian ethos, the key drivers for British values of mutual respect, understanding right from wrong, the need for laws and tolerance are integral to all that we do. Our core values of honorable purpose, humility, compassion, integrity, accountability, courage and determination encapsulate this. The Academy is committed to serving all members of the community through respecting the basic value that each individual is unique with a divine origin and destiny, and is known to, and loved by God.

In addition, Trinity Academy recognises that, as British citizens, we are also committed to a very clear set of rights, responsibilities and values otherwise referred to as ‘British Values’. The government places the responsibility on all schools and Academies to promote the ‘fundamental British values’ of:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Trinity Academy promotes these values in the following ways:

  • Strong Academy ethos built on clear Christian values.
  • Successful integration of all students into our community.
  • Promotion of equal opportunities for everyone through a personal best culture.
  • Strong pastoral structure including clear behaviour and anti-bullying policies.
  • House system that encourages a strong group identity within the wider community.
  • A LIFE programme (Learning Independently for Everyone) that incorporates a module for all on understanding the importance of democratic and political processes, as well as freedom and the law.
  • A Philosophy Theology and Ethics curriculum that incorporates the following modules: ‘Authority, Law and Democracy’, ‘Rights, Responsibilities and Global Citizenship’, ‘Religion in Britain’, ‘Religion and Community Cohesion’.
  • Weekly assemblies and tutor reflections celebrating the Christian ethos and encouraging students to understand what they believe and why they believe it.
  • Students have a variety of leadership roles across the Academy including, Student Council, Prefects, House Captains, Sports Captains, Head Boy and Girl and Deputy Head Boy and Girl.
  • Enrichment opportunities such as mock-elections, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, trips and visits both in Britain and abroad.
  • An extensive programme of charitable events and fund raising organised and led by the student body.

Examples of British Values within the Curriculum

Overview of assemblies & tutor reflections
Art Art
ICT Computing
History History
Media and Film Studies Media and Film Studies
Modern Foreign Languages Modern Foreign Languages
Performing Arts Performing Arts
Philosophy, Theology & Ethics (PTE)
Sociology and Psychology  Psychology