British Values at Wycliffe CE Primary School
The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools.
We also aim to help pupils understand the role of British values in society including, democracy, the rules of law, individual liberty and respect and tolerance of those with different faiths. This is done overtly through our history and our RE topics.
Our curriculum threads SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) across all areas of learning and school life and ensures pupils are aware of the history and values of Britain and prepares pupils for life in modern Britain.
We develop children’s knowledge, understanding, and awareness of Christianity, as the predominant religion in Great Britain, and of the other principal religions represented in this country. We also share with children an appreciation and respect for people of no religious faith.
Loving and valuing everyone is a central element of Christian behaviour and is at the heart of the life of the school. We learn how to love God, one another and ourselves. This is achieved through collective worship, religious education and the application of Christian Values to relationships within and beyond the school. Through our Christian Values we engage children in learning that helps them be respectful towards others and be aware of their feeling, emotions and beliefs