British Values

Sacred Heart Secondary as a Catholic academy is committed to enriching the lives of students through a lived out experience of Christian Values. These are the Gospel values of love of neighbour, charity, tolerance, kindness, respect for the value of each individual and an awareness of the presence of God.

In addition we also recognise that as British Citizens we are also committed to a very clear set of rights, responsibilities and values otherwise referred to as ‘British Values’.

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Across the academy curriculum ‘British Values’ are referred to, taught and reflected upon in a range of different subjects, across all year groups (click here for British Values Curriculum Map). As part of this our PSHCCE Curriculum covers key Citizenship issues and can be seen in detail through the whole academy curriculum map.

In Assembly time, which is planned across the year, students participate in assemblies including issues such as tolerance and understanding, faith in action and homelessness.

The Academy also has firmly established links with the local, national and international communities. This is particularly evident though our commitment to a diverse range of charitable causes. Locally we are part of a wider Catholic parish community which recognises very clearly our responsibility to others through our commitment to the disadvantaged and our senior citizens.

Internationally we have a partner school in Ghana which we have worked closely with for the last five years. We have supported them financially and educationally through fundraising and through groups of staff and students visiting Ghana to work on a range of projects in person.