Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Chestnut Grove Academy is a microcosm of the global society that we all belong too. Through a comprehensive education programme which spans the entire curriculum, students are taught about the value of respecting difference and embracing diversity. PBE and Health provide a solid platform for discussions on respect and tolerance which can be seen in action around the academy on a daily basis. It is part of the fabric of the academy and we are very proud of our inclusive ethos.
Within the wider curriculum and its delivery we expect all students irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or beliefs to:

Participate in PE lessons in Years 7-11, in both single sex and mixed-gender teaching groups;

Students in all year groups can be expected to be taught by both Male and Female teachers in PE;

All students are expected to participate in PE, Art, Music, Drama and Dance lessons;

Students will be taught in mixed gender groups in all subjects;

To participate in wider activities and discussions, for example, during tutor time, that uphold British values.

To show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs;

To respect diversity in all of its forms.

Radicalisation and Extremism

Chestnut Grove Academy supports the Government’s PREVENT strategy which has been set up to protect students from becoming radicalised by extremists. All staff have been trained by the local authority’s PREVENT co-ordinator and are vigilant in looking out for the early warning signs of radicalisation.

Any concerns must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Officer, Ms Velarde in the first instance.

Diversity

Chestnut Grove are PROUD to be a rights respecting school. As part of our commitment to British Values and SMSC, each half term sees a focus on a key issue relating to diversity: gender, LGBTI, immigration, race, different needs (including mental health and being differently abled) and religion. Each half term, our students can purchase badges, make pledges to show their commitment to reducing discrimination and donate to relevant causes.

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