Through a student’s educational experience, the Brayton Academy aims to provide the students, through task and dialogue the opportunity to share their achievements and successes with others through peer and independent marking alongside the application of celebration events rewarding positive achievement.
Students are often open to talk about personal experiences and feelings to draw upon their experiences within a lesson to help their understanding and thinking. They are also positively expected to express and clarify their own ideas and beliefs alongside speaking about challenging and thought provoking issues such as bullying, recent topical events as well as moral issues.
Within the whole school environment students are expected and given opportunities to explore relationships with friends/family/others and to always consider the needs and behaviour of others through the application of the school values and behaviour system. Students are expected to show empathy and in doing so this then allows them to develop their own self-esteem and a respect for others. They are also given the opportunity to take part in the democratic process and understand the importance of tolerance and the rule of law.
Overall the school’s use of British Values is to develop a sense of belonging to a community, to play an integral part in society and to understand and support the role of others within that society. The aim through this is that a student at Brayton Academy will be socially, morally, spiritually and culturally intelligent in order to show the inter-personal and emotionally intelligent skills (such as empathy, respect, open-mindedness, sensitivity, and critical awareness) as they move through life.