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Our Ethos & Values

Great British valuesWe aim....

  • to encourage every individual to have respect for themselves and others.
  • to provide a caring environment from which to promote the safety and well-being of every individual.
  • to encourage and reward achievement in all areas of school life.
  • to encourage each individual to play a meaningful part in the school community.
  • to prepare students for an active and purposeful role in society.

Developing Cultural Capital

Southlands know that cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that our students can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence.  To support our students to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.

‚ÄčThe curriculum includes:-

  • Learning about people in the community - ambulance visit end of Summer term
  • Knowing about different cultures and religions in RE

  • Being a good citizen assembly

  • World food day assembly

  • Caring for animals  - visit from therapy dogs, horse riding,

  • Showcasing talents -  KS4 Arts award after school performance, whole school talent show Summer 23. Appreciation and love of music and dance

  • Supporting local community - supporting our local food bank and cat and dog shelter

  • Attending sports events  - girls football, athletics

  • Trips to local shops

  • Independent travel learning about the community and how to travel safely

  • Educational visits linked to topics  - English visit

Equality and Diversity


We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive school. For us at Southlands, equality means that everyone is able to participate and feel welcome and safe in the activities of our school. This includes pupils, parents, staff, governors and visitors. Everyone should be able to achieve the best possible outcomes as a result of their participation. We believe that equality should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of all members of the school and the community.


At our school, diversity means acknowledging that there are differences between people that should be recognised, respected and celebrated. We promote respect of each other’s differences and identities. We celebrate and raise awareness of diversity in the school and in the wider community and believe that teaching children about diversity prepares them for life in modern Britain. 

The Equality Act 2010

We have developed our policy through the Equality Act 2010. We want our children to learn that we all belong together regardless of different races, religions, sexualities, genders, abilities and ages. We encourage children to be proud of their differences and to understand the importance of not discriminating against, or being unfair to others, because of their differences.

The Equality Act 2010 - Protected Characteristics
The Equality Act 2010 - Protected Characteristics
Rights Respecting School Links

Article 2: To respect and ensure their rights to each child without discrimination of any kind, irrespective of the child’s or his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status.

Our Schools Equality Objectives Are:
  • To establish a culture of inclusivity throughout all aspects of school life

  • To promote equality of opportunity and understanding of the equality act amongst the members of our school community.

  • To build character in pupils so that they are confident, resilient, respectful and caring citizens.

  • To enable children to understand and accept differences between themselves and others.

  • To prepare children for life in modern Britain through a celebration of diversity.