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Equalities at Alt Bridge

At Alt Bridge School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and the wider school community.  

The Department for Education states that there is a need:

“To promote the fundamental British values”

Our school values of care, courtesy, resilience and determination reflect those of British values. The promotion and celebration of these values support pupils to grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults in British society.

We take a global approach to learning by introducing themes from the perspective of people and cultures from other countries. Global dimension work is embedded for example pupils have taken part on the World reimagined project from Liverpool Museum.

At Alt Bridge, we actively promote British values in the following ways:


The principles of democracy is explored in the curriculum in PSHCE through Citizenship lessons.

Students attend the Hearts of Gold Citizenship workshop at The Shakespeare North Theatre and explore themes of democracy through Shakespeare`s texts.


Pupils follow the Schools key expectations to attend and participate, be kind, ready to learn, communicate respectfully and stay safe.

These expectations are promoted in form tutor time and in assemblies. Rights are displayed prominently around the School on display boards.  

Pupils earn Epraise merits/ rewards for following Schools key expectations

Pupils earn Head Teacher awards for following the Schools Core values in Heads of Year Assemblies and at end of term award assemblies.

In PSHCE pupils learn about their rights and responsibilities of being a citizen for example pupils learn about the laws on consent, joint enterprise and exploitation, drugs and alcohol, extremism and FGM.

In the Global Curriculum pupils learn the democratic values from events such as the Magna Carta. Pupils learn about Religious Laws such as the Ten Commandments and the Five Pillars of Islam.


A strong anti-bullying culture is embedded in the school. The school also operates a robust system of logging / following up incidents.

Pupils are encouraged to make choices. For example signing up for extra-curricular clubs, taking part in residential, volunteering to be a representative for School council or Equali tea group.

Pupils are encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle this includes work on diet and exercise and health and hygiene in PSHCE, the benefits of staying active in PE and the limiting social media use in ICT.

Pupils are encouraged to manage their behaviour by using self-regulate techniques with the Zones of regulation. All pupils have a pupil profile to support this. 

A rigorous Careers programme support pupils to challenge themselves and make positive choices about their future.

Philosophy for Schools is used in lessons encourage pupils to critically reflect on the world around them and think about the bigger picture.


Care and courtesy are core values of our school.  Pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone, staff, pupils and visitors into School.

Pupils are helped to acquire an understanding of other cultures .In the Global Curriculum pupils learn about the Holocaust and visit Liverpool Synagogue and the Al Rahma Mosque.

In the Thriving Curriculum pupils learn about differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations

We support many charities including the Zero food waste project, the UNICEF outright campaign, Children in Need, SHARE Shelter and the NSPCC.

We have hosted a Show racism the red card workshop for all pupils that supports pupils to see through stereotypes and challenge discrimination.

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