Coombe Boys’ School is dedicated to helping the local community. It acknowledges the United Kingdom's multiethnic, multireligious, and dynamic nature. It also recognises the critical role it must play in preventing intimidation or radicalization of groups or people within the school by anyone seeking to improperly or unlawfully influence them.
Coombe Boys’ School adheres to equal opportunity policies that aim to prevent discrimination against any person or group, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or other similar characteristics. Beyond the official curriculum under examination, it is vital that Coombe educates its students for adult life, preparing them for the diverse and dynamic community in which they will live and work. A crucial component is having a grasp of British values.
The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. These include:
the rule of law
tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Coombe Boys School employs techniques that go beyond the National Curriculum to ensure that students achieve these results.
The following examples highlight some of the strategies Coombe Boys School uses to instil British values.
Elections are held for key positions within the school, such as the Junior Leadership Team, Head Boy and Head Girl posts, Prefect positions, and Sports Captain positions. This encourages the idea of speaking freely and working together to address needs and problems.
The rule of law
Rights and responsibilities are emphasised through the work undertaken in PSHE and tutor time.
Students at Coombe Boys’ School are encouraged to exercise their right to free speech by representing their views to their Student Voice, Year Council and Whole School Council.
Mutual respect is at the heart of the Coombe community, our statement of our values and ethos. We expect all members of our community to treat each other with respect, kindness and integrity. Students learn through their interactions with staff, in assemblies and in tutor time that their behaviour has an impact on others.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs