British Values



      • Our School Council reps are democratically elected and organised; They seek the views of their peers and work with the school teachers throughout the year
      • Our History curriculum investigates democracy and its impact on society
      • The School Council promotes democratic contribution
      • The school seeks the opinions of our students, parents, staff and trustees through surveys and meetings
      • Restorative meetings are always held to model how to peacefully overcome conflict

Mutual Respect

      • We promote positive relationships in our teaching and learning
      • Respect is a value we promote
      • The PSHE and Ethics curriculum teaches students to listen and value the opinions of others
      • Our behaviour policy promotes respect for others and encourages students to take responsibility for their actions
      • We promote an inclusive environment at Testwood School where we value everyone regardless of faith, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexuality

Rule of Law

      • There is a structured behaviour policy which is shared with students and parents
      • Students understand that their behaviour has consequences for themselves and others
      • Teachers and tutors set out their class rules at the beginning of the year
      • The school’s policies are shared online
      • The school works with a range of agencies to maintain safeguarding procedures

Personal Liberty

      • We offer a diverse number of extra-curricular activities to suit a range of interests
      • Through PSHE, students are encouraged to understand and exercise their rights
      • Testwood encourages the personal development of students and staff
      • Through the RSE sessions, students are given the information to make informed choices
      • Testwood School have a Diversity club and a Diversity branch from the School Council

Tolerance of Others

      • The PSHE and Ethics Curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures
      • Departments such as History and Geography investigate how the UK has developed into a multicultural society
      • Assemblies celebrate key dates from a range of cultures
      • We have a zero tolerance to prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour