We believe British values are those values expected of anyone living in Britain, regardless of their nationality, culture or religious belief.
We support and embrace the uniqueness and individuality of our learners, recognising that their achievements and experiences at school will have a profound impact upon their lives.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development is crucial for individual learners and it is crucial for society as a whole. We believe it is the heart of what education is all about helping learners grow and develop as people.
SMSC at RIAB is underpinned by our Islamic ethos and mission statement. At RIAB we empower our pupils to be the best versions of themselves by focussing on the development of their sense of identity, self-worth, personal and moral values, aspirations and achievements. We also focus on the development of a student’s spirituality and empathy and understanding of others around them through a variety of means.
By enabling students to build a framework of moral values aligned with the UK law, which regulates their personal behaviour, we aim to develop students’ understanding of society’s shared and agreed values. We encourage them to understand that there are issues where there is disagreement but that also there needs to be an understanding that society’s values change.
Students are encouraged to be reflective of the diverse nature of society, developing their understanding and respect for those with different religions, beliefs and ways of life.
Our pupils seek to become active and responsible citizens by working effectively with each other and participating successfully in the community as a whole.
We encourage them in their development of the skills and personal qualities necessary for living and working together in harmony and making a positive contribution to the school community and wider society.
- Encouraging them to be reflective about their own beliefs, (religious or otherwise)
- Giving them a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
- Embracing Well-being and Mindfulness
- Using imagination and creativity in their learning.
- Supporting them to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives
- Educating them about the consequences of their behaviour and actions, in order to build a sense of responsibility
- Building inquisitiveness to investigate and question ethical and moral issues.
- Inspiring them to explore a range of social skills in a variety of different contexts; for example, within the Enrichment Clubs, team building activities in lessons and supporting the learning of others
- Giving them the opportunity to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively.
- Nurturing their understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others
- Giving them an appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain School
- Promoting their engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- Encouraging them to explore creativity and the arts.
Students at RIAB know this is about functioning effectively in a multi-racial, multi-cultural society and developing into a tolerant and helpful human being. We encourage the understanding that this involves growth in knowledge and understanding of the society in all its aspects.
This includes our student’s needs to understand people as well as understanding society’s institutions, structures and characteristics, economic and political principles and organisations, roles and responsibilities, and life as a citizen, parent or worker in a community. We actively encourage the development of the inter-personal skills necessary for successful relationships.
We help pupils to develop an understanding of their own culture and other cultures in their town, region and in the country as a whole. Students have an understanding of cultures represented in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Students know that this is about understanding and feeling comfortable in a variety of cultures and being able to operate in the emerging world culture of shared experiences provided by television, art, theatre, travel and the internet. Students realise that this is about understanding that cultures are always changing and are prepared to cope with change.