Promoting British Values

At St Werburgh’s Primary School we promote “British values” Through our culturally inclusive, irresistible Curriculum. In our diverse and harmonious school, we believe that it is hard to define what constitutes “Britishness” or national identity and prefer to celebrate the similarities and differences that make us unique. We embrace and support the multiple ways our community connects with British society.

Through or Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural curriculum (SMSC) we help students understands the standard set out by the DFE, this includes:

  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination

The strong focus on equality and equity at St Werburgh’s supports and encourages children to think critically and challenge stereotypes. Discrimination and harassment are extremely rare and the school’s positive behaviour management policy helps students understand their responsibility to manage their emotions and the importance of respecting others. The school prides itself on the importance it places on being proud of ones’ heritage and the value of feeling a sense of belonging.