Fundamental British Values and PSHRE Curriculum – All Years
The Academy is fully immersed in the ideals and values of Britain, ensuring that democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs run through the very fabric of our community. This is reflected through our behaviour systems, expectations of a ‘Hoo pupil’ and our curriculum. We support every pupil to have their opinions, for them to be shared and valued through pupil surveys, the Student Leadership Team and in lessons.
“Pupils value opportunities to act as ambassadors and have their voices heard, such as through roles as prefects or school councillors. School council representatives described proudly how they have raised funds for a range of charities and how staff act on their suggestions for how the school might improve.” Ofsted Report – 2018
Personal Social Health, Religious and Economic education is taught discretely throughout Year 7, 8 and 9. For year 10 and 11 it is delivered through a series of alternative curriculum days. The content of which is delivered to support pupils Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, enabling them to access the world without prejudice or ignorance of their own purpose, social standing or views of others around them.
This aspect of the curriculum is well mapped alongside the form time Theme of the fortnight programme, ensuring that pupils are given essential access to a variety of life skills. Through working alongside the PSHE association and Medway Council, resources for the whole curriculum have been built to ensure the needs of all pupils are met.