West Croft School

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British Values

Our aim at West Croft School is to encourage pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in Britain. We actively promote the fundamental British Values and this forms part of our wider work in school with children in relation to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education (SMSC).


The British Values, as defined by the government, are :



The Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect

Tolerance of different Faiths and Beliefs


We teach a broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of different faiths. At Westcroft, values of tolerance and respect permeate all areas of school life. This creates a climate within which pupils feel safe and secure and therefore allows them to learn and develop. Pupil voice plays an integral part in driving the schools forward.


These British Values are promoted throughout the curriculum, across the whole school. They are also seen in the school ethos, policies, assemblies, special events and cultural celebrations. The following are a selection of activities that are evidence of our commitment to British Values.


We teach children about Democracy through:

  • Children being involved in democratic processes e.g. voting for pupils to represent us on pupil voice/eco council/, rewards and incentives.
  • Pupil Voice


We teach children about Rule of Law through:

  • School behaviour policy
  • Reflecting of behaviour and learning during lessons
  • Rewards and incentives.


We teach children about Individual Liberty through:

  • Understanding responsibility in school in terms of behaviour and learning attitudes.
  • Pupil roles in school – monitors/ pupil voice/ eco council etc.
  • School values
  • Local and national fundraising
  • Community links – food bank etc.
  • Assembly – pupil voice/ people who help us
  • Willow room, Jack and Jill Room
  • Sports values


We teach children about Mutual Respect through:

  • PSHE and SEAL curriculum (Jigsaw) and assemblies
  • Positive relationships encouraged and modelled
  • Inclusive ethos
  • RE curriculum
  • Pupil Voice
  • Sports Day
  • Trips – wider community
  • Visitors


We teach children about Tolerance through:

  • Assemblies – stories from world faiths and cultures
  • RE curriculum
  • Reflection opportunities in assemblies
  • School curriculum
  • Special assemblies – Harvest, Christingle, Remembrance Day
  • PSHE