Mutual Respect and Tolerance

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Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs


At Bournville we promote tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. Through learning about a range of religious beliefs and how people of different faiths live, we actively encourage mutual respect and understanding within our community. Below you will find just a few examples of how we teach students tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Interactions of staff and students:  At school we promote the positive interaction between staff and students, this is illustrated through passing the time of day and conversations with students.

Controversial Subjects:  Our SMSC assembly programme and PSHE / Guidance lessons, as well as other subjects such as RS, English and Science frequently deal with controversial subjects.  Students are taught to tolerate and respect each other’s opinions and the appropriate way of challenging and debating ideas.

Celebration of Festivals: Throughout the year as well as Christian Festivals we also celebrate a variety of festivals from other religions as part of our assembly programme.

RE Curriculum: Whilst the majority of our RE curriculum is based on Christianity we also look at other world faiths.

Reading: Form time is an opportunity for students to read, students may be paired with a peer or an older student (6th Form) or the form tutor may hear students read.  We find this a very rewarding opportunity for the students to develop respect for each other.