British Values can play and important role in children’s education. Here at West End we promote such values ensuring that our children have an understanding and knowledge of:
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
These values have long been embedded within the school ethos, and form the basis of the way in which all members of our school community work together. The school rules, school song and school rap reflect the way in which the school shares an understanding of this ethos. Assemblies and specific lessons in PHSE, history and RE help the children at West End think about the rules we share in school and how these rules are embedded in the culture of our country. This ethos underpins the way in which children learn across the curriculum including playtimes and after school activities. Philosophy for children sessions help develop children’s critical thinking skills and also provide a structured framework for debate with clear rules that enable children to dig deeper into ideas which can be questioned and challenged in an objective manner.
These are some of the specific ways in which British values can be identified within the school: