We aim to promote excellence in education through a caring, stimulating and challenging environment. This provides a high quality range of teaching and learning experiences for all children through the use of a relevant, adaptable curriculum. We strive to fully prepare each child, in a partnership with parents, community and each other to be lifelong learners in a diverse society.
To develop the talents and skills of our staff and children, both individually and collectively across a whole range of curriculum activities, in a happy, secure and successful school environment.
To promote confidence, self dependence, the enjoyment of learning and the pursuit of quality in all we set out to achieve.
To promote tolerance and respect for the beliefs, ideas, religions, cultures and customs of others in school and the wider community.
To foster an attitude of care, consideration and courtesy towards people, property and the environment.
To provide a relevant, varied and balanced education within the framework of the legal requirements, including the National Curriculum.
To actively encourage parents and the local community to be partners with the school in the social and academic development of the children.
At West Winch Primary School we take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school.
To enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
To enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
To encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
To enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
To promote further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
To encourage respect for other people; and
To encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
In return, this is the understanding and knowledge expected of pupils as a result of promoting fundamental British values:
An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
An understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour; and
An understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.
All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.
Our school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, a range of visits and use of outdoor education centres. Their strong rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.