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British Values

At Wood Street school we promote British values through the teaching of:
democracy, the rules of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

British values are taught at Wood Street School through collective worship, our strong school ethos and the respect and tolerance we teach for all faiths through our values based curriculum.  Through the curriculum we teach respect for civil and criminal law, respect for public institutions, services and other people, respect for democracy and an understanding of how citizens can influence decision making through the democratic process.

Through SMSC we:

Develop self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence through:

  • PSHE curriculum

  • Social group for children who need extra support

  • Celebration Assemblies

  • Interventions

Distinguish understanding of right from wrong and respect the civil and criminal law of England by:

  • Introducing Police Week

  • Anti-Bullying and Racial Incident log kept at weekly staff meetings

  • Learning about Parliament in history eg Guy Fawkes

Encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour and contribute positively to society through:

  • Values of the Month

  • Sunshine Awards, Lunchtime rewards and positive praise Rainbow Charts throughout the school

  • All adults provide continuous constructive feedback on individual and group behaviours in accordance with Behaviour Policy

  • Visits to Church for Harvest festival, Carol Singing etc

Teach tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions through respect for own and other cultures:

  • Enrichment activities led by visiting specialists such as African Jungle Workshops, Chinese New Year Dance Day, Bollywood Dancers, World Percussionists, Diwali Assembly etc.

Respect for other people and democracy by:

  • Voting for peers to stand for councils eg School Council and Eco Council

  • Debating and hot seating in drama / literacy sessions

  • Visiting speakers eg Rev. Alex and parents who speak about different religions and their customs