‘Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of all garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.’
Matthew 13 vs.31-32
Our entire curriculum, including the teaching of British Values and Global Dimensions, is underpinned by the ‘Parable of the Mustard Seed’ and summarised by our motto:
Together may we give our children: roots to grow and wings to fly.
Here at Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas we promote the Department for Education’s five part definition of British Values as outlined below:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and belief
We believe it is incredibly important that these British Values permeate throughout the school. At Trinity Academy you will encounter these values as they are promoted throughout our everyday school life, including Collective Worship, the curriculum and our ethos and core values.
We believe that acquiring understanding and expertise in global education will enhance the whole curriculum at Trinity Academy, through the wider horizons and fresh insights gained by both staff and pupils.
We aim for children to develop an understanding of and knowledge about the eight key concepts of global education – global citizenship, diversity, human rights, interdependence, conflict resolution, social justice, values & perceptions and sustainable development.
Through these concepts we aim for children to have the opportunities to acquire and develop the skills of critical thinking, ability to recognise bias and stereotypes, communication, ability to identify and challenge injustice and inequality, and co-operation and conflict resolution.
Through global education we also aim for our children to develop these values and attitudes – sense of identity and self-esteem, commitment to social justice and equality, empathy, value and respect for diversity, respect for the environment and commitment to sustainable development, belief that people can make a difference.
Global education is integrated into the whole curriculum and by experiences using a variety of media, which facilitate understanding of current developments, including magazines, newspapers, video, internet etc. We develop an awareness of similarities and differences in lifestyle and culture in a range of countries.