AT WESTBURY PARK
"COMPASSION AND TOLERANCE ARE NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS BUT A SIGN OF STRENGTH,"DALAI LAMA
By embedding a culture of everyone being a Westbury Park Citizen - children, staff, parents and members of the local community- we are able to actively promote British Values and give our children the strength of character to believe in themselves, be proud of where they come from and have a voice that will always be heard.
At Westbury Park School, we actively promote British Values through our school vision and principles, curriculum and enrichment opportunities. We encourage all pupils to treat everyone with respect and kindness, tolerance and understanding. Children understand that there are rules of law within our school and in the world around them whilst also recognising that opinions should always be listened to and respected.
More information about what we do at Westbury Park to promote British Values is listed below.
Democracy -Involve children in making decision about certain choices e.g. recruitment of new staff, lunchtime menu options -Elections of School Council and Eco Council representatives -The teaching of skills in balanced arguments through work in English -Using drama techniques to develop ‘a voice’ such as Conscience Alley -We have a whole-school commitment to respecting pupil voice; giving children a platform and a chance to make a difference to the life of the school
Rule of Law -Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair -Ensure children know and understand the school behaviour policy -Recognise positive behaviour -Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong -Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made -Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals -Assemblies, school values and PHSE lessons focus on responsibility -Welcome visits from the PCSO
Mutual Respect -Help pupils to acquire understanding of their own and other cultures, as well as respect for them and their ways of life -Our Core Values of respect, responsibility, forgiveness, trust, kindness and love of learning equip children for the future so they become confident individuals, responsible citizens and lifelong learners -Helping pupils to have regard for other children’s talents, strengths and positive characteristics, which is reciprocated
Individual Liberty -Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence -Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights -Challenge stereotypes; Implement a strong anti-bullying culture; -E-Safety units of work are taught throughout school -Encourage a culture of no outsiders - all welcome
Tolerance -Use 'No Outsiders' scheme within class assemblies & in PSHE lessons promoting respect for differences and to actively challenge stereotypes -Explore positive role models through topics who reflect the protected characteristics of the 2010 Equality Act -Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour -Our Discovery RE scheme ensures that children have a good understanding of religious beliefs and customs -Preventative work on bullying through our peer mentors