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Fundamental British Values

All pupils at RSDD follow a broad and balanced curriculum, which reflects the needs of our pupils and national priorities. It allows pupils to develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the adult world now and in the foreseeable future.

We aim to develop confident and successful young people, who enjoy learning and appreciate the value of learning and qualifications and who grow into confident, responsible citizens ready to make a positive contribution to their local community and to society.


All children and young people, as well as staff and governors are divided into house groups. Children and young people vote on roles within these houses and work together across the school. Children and young people have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school and residence council which meets regularly to discuss issues.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it is through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect

Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

RSDD has a national and as a result, diverse catchment area, therefore we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Children and young people visit places of worship that are important to different faiths

House System

Daunt House Hanifin House Westbury House Kendall House

Culture and History

Comedy and Story Telling

Sport and Adventure

Media and Creative Arts

Designs to be used for banners, supporting, certificates

  • Families are in the same house
  • Staff and governors have also been sorted into houses
  • The Headteacher is impartial and is not in a house

Reward System

  • The Reward System aims to encourage a real sense of pride and achievement as well as fostering a strong community spirit
  • Children and young people can earn tokens. The tokens will match the colour of their house. The headteacher can award a silver token worth 10 points. 
  • When children and young people are awarded tokens staff will log this on an electronic system and claim rewards
  • The child or young person will drop their token into the coloured cylinder for their house
  • Special awards are given intermitently, termly and annually.

Prefect Role

  • To act as good examples to all other pupils in terms of attitude and behaviour, uniform, punctuality and attendance.
  • Representing the school at school events and functions, e.g. Open Day, parents evenings
  • Support for pupils to follow school rules, e.g. wear appropriate uniform.
  • Plan pupil events and help organise Yr11 leaver’s assembly/book/DVD
  • Support younger members of the school in assembly and lunchtime/enrichment clubs.
  • Support new students and transition days.