British Values

Nottingham College is positively committed to creating an inclusive environment which is free from discrimination and where there is mutual respect and equality for all.

The College is dedicated to promoting values which help to develop a strong sense of community and social and moral responsibility by:

Creating environments which are free from discrimination, intolerance, and hate
Challenging prejudice and stereotyping
Strengthening relationships by enabling and understanding of people and communities beyond our own immediate experience
Allowing people to be who they are without prejudice
Ensuring students understand the importance of respect and leave the college fully prepared to live and work in modern Britain and the world as responsible citizens.

The Department of Education has published guidance on promoting British values in education. British values are defined as:

Democracy

Everyone has a role in influencing decision making, at national, local and community level. At Nottingham College this could include students exercising their democratic influence through forums, student council, or feedback mechanisms. Students have influence for example on which charities to support, or on developing procedures to improve their experience whilst at College.

The Rule of Law

This relates to an understanding of the importance of having laws and the consequence of breaking them, accepting that no one is above the law. It is about individuals having an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, as students, employees, consumers, service users and citizens in society. At Nottingham College this could include encouraging students to accept responsibility for their behaviour; enabling them to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of the country.

Individual Liberty

This relates to rights and responsibilities as citizens; the right to act, believe and express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing. This requires an understanding of the balance between freedom of speech and expression and the potential negative impact on others. At College, this could include enabling students to understand the impact of their own behaviour on others and encouraging students to become responsible individuals who actively participate in their own development.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance for Others (such as people who hold different faiths)

These values underpin the work we do and are promoted through our systems, practices and procedures and all aspects of the student journey.


 

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