At Southmere we believe actively promoting also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including extremist views. At Southmere, values of tolerance and respect permeate all areas of school life. This engenders a climate within which pupils feel safe and secure and facilitates the fulfilment of potential. Pupil voice plays an integral part in driving our school forward and school rules at different levels are seen as the foundation upon which this will be achieved.
At Southmere we are a family with common aims to support each other and have a sense of belonging to the school, the community, the local area, the family of NET schools and we celebrate what it is to be British.
This is evidenced by:
- A broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, civic responsibility, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of other faiths
- Visits to different places of worship
- We invite and welcome visitors from other faiths
- We celebrate the wide range of different cultures we have in our school
- Behaviour policy which encourages tolerance and mutual respect
- Celebrating the Queens 90th Birthday celebration and other topical events
- Assemblies where we invite pillars of the local community