Personal and Character Development at North Wheatley
SPIRITUAL - MORAL - SOCIAL - CULTURAL - BRITISH VALUES
Books are the gateway to the curriculum and open our eyes to things we can't always see, feel or experience for ourselves.
Carefully selected texts support the aims of the school in developing pupils' to become responsible, respectful and active citizens.
Books are used through the curriculum and assemblies to develop and deepen pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law, and mutual respect and tolerance and promote equality of opportunity so that all pupils can thrive together, understanding that difference is a positive, not a negative, and that individual characteristics make people unique. Books are selected to ensure that all the 9 protected characteristics are explored.
Our promotion of British Values in school
As a school, we value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everybody. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions and customs in the course of the year; for example, Harvest Festival, Eid, Diwali and Christmas to name but a few. We also value and celebrate national events, e.g. The Queen’s Jubilee.
Our school's core values align closely with British values and through these, our pupils will become productive citizens of modern Britain. These values are threaded throughout school life and evident in pupils’ behaviour in all areas. These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) and Religious Education (RE) and through our deep and rich, concept curriculum underpinned by our Christian Values.
Children learn about being part of Britain from different perspectives. They learn where Britain is in relation to the rest of Europe and other countries in the world and about significant events in British history such as ‘The Gunpowder plot’ and key historical figures.
See our Promoting British Values Statement below to find out how else we promote British Values in our school.