British Values

IMG_0785At Wroughton Academies we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values as directed under new Ofsted guidance, September 2014

‘ ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain’

We value the importance of and support the current Ofsted guidance. As educators we recognise we have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe.

The British values are:-

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

As a school we actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils’ character and moral perspective. We ensure that through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching we promote respect and tolerance for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles.

In so doing, we reinforce British values regularly and in the following ways:

  • Assemblies and collective worship where we teach respect for all, right and wrong, tolerance and differences and respecting and following the law.
  • E lessons which teach the children about other faiths as well as their own.
  • A range of curriculum topics which have strong links to British History and reflect modern British culture i.e. The Second World War, Festivals, the Queens Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics,
  • Our Buddy system for Year 6.
  • Our SEAL curriculum reinforces the rule of law
  • Pupil voice is used as a tool for school improvement.
  • Use our School Council and Eco Council to give pupils a voice, teaching pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • Pupil questionnaires have been used by subject leaders to priorities actions and to evaluate the success/impact of change
  • We organise visits to various places of worship and invite people of different religons into school.
  • Our School Council has a democratic system of voting and providing a “voice” for all pupils.
  • Theme weeks i.e. Anti-Bullying Week, Relationships Week, Internet
  • Pupils are keen to support charities, whether local, national or global i.e. Water Aid, Cancer Charities, Support for Syria
  • Through our School’s Relationship and Behaviour Policy