At Widmer End we incorporate the National Curriculum with Values-based Education. This is an approach to teaching that works with values which creates a strong learning environment that enhances academic attainment, and develops pupil’s social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives. Values are principles that drive behaviour. They influence our actions and attitudes, and become our framework for living. They influence our relationship with ourselves and others. The wide range of positive human values encouraged in our school include patience, fairness, tolerance, respect, compassion and collaboration. The positive learning environment is achieved through the positive values modelled by all staff throughout the school. It quickly liberates teachers and pupils from the stress of confrontational relationships, which frees up substantial teaching and learning time. It also provides social capacity to pupils, equipping them with social and relationship skills, intelligences and attitudes to succeed at school and throughout their lives.
The government define British Values as:
At Widmer End School we teach children about these areas through our curriculum including PSHE, daily assemblies, Circle time and RE. Through the use of our school council and our house system children learn about democracy. They understand our school’s Golden Rules and learn through our Values Based Education the importance of tolerance and mutual respect.