Core British Values
Core British Values at UTC Plymouth
The curriculum at UTC Plymouth actively promotes ‘British’ values. This includes the values of democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty and mutual respect/ tolerance for others. These values run alongside and compliment our UTC Core Values of: Respect, Resilience, Dedication, Discipline and Professionalism.
At UTC Plymouth, our core values are used as the basis of our behaviour and conduct policy. Lessons are graded 1-5 and a grade 4.0 points average is expected from each student at the end of the week, otherwise they will lose their right for an early finish on a Friday. Alongside this, the Core British Values are reinforced in the following ways.
Students have a say in college life and regularly take part in student voice surveys and panels. Termly student reward meetings are held with the Principal and Vice Principal where students are given the opportunity to give opinions. We also have regular reviews and student leadership meetings.
Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe environment and also understanding that they are accountable for those choices.
Respect and Tolerance
Mutual respect is an integral part of the culture at UTC Plymouth. Our Oracy lessons teach students to respect the values and beliefs of others, which extends to the whole college philosophy.
Pupils understand the difference between right and wrong. They recognise that there are consequences for every choice that they make and apply this to their lives inside and outside of school by respecting English civil and criminal law.
We expect our students to be proactive in their learning, understanding that they are equally responsible for their learning alongside the staff. Homework assignments are set for students to work independently and develops organisational skills. At UTC Plymouth, students are prepared for the workplace and are developed to become like our colleagues. Our ELPs system is fundamentally designed around our values.
The poster at the top of this page is displayed in every classroom to remind all staff and students of the ‘Core British Values’ which are promoted at UTC Plymouth.