At FreshSteps we aim to maintain a community where everyone within FreshSteps treats one another with courtesy, tolerance and respect. We believe in the importance of encouraging students to behave in a caring, cooperative and reflective manner. Students are expected to develop a clear sense of rights and responsibilities and to reflect on their practice. We are proud of the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of our community. Collective Reflection in the Centre will reflect our community, embracing all faith and non-faith members of FreshSteps. We aim to promote British values and prepare students at FreshSteps for an appreciation of life in modern Britain.
- To provide an opportunity for reflection in the school day/week
- To promote tolerance and respect for others
- To promote an atmosphere of trust and understanding.
- To develop sympathy and understanding for others.
- To raise awareness and higher thought.
- To help our students develop their spiritual, moral and cultural knowledge and understanding.
Accordingly, FreshSteps will:
- Organise a Weekly period of reflection
- Publish a programme with themes
- Students will read the Magna Carta where it may be used as an alternative to an individual reflection when appropriate.
- An opportunity for students to reflect and will use the themes as a focus for this reflection.
- Ensure that planned lessons and extracurricular will be free from religious views. Where any political issues are discussed a balanced view is ALWAYS to be discussed.
- The school will review the calendar each year to ensure that the themes reflect the school community and local, national and world events.
- The Headteacher will evaluate the effectiveness of their reflection in PSHE/SMSC on a termly basis.
- Tutors will evaluate the effectiveness of the reflection in the tutor/teaching time on a termly basis.