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At Wexham School we uphold and promote British Values which are defined as:

• Mutual Respect

• Rule of Law

• Democracy

• Individual liberty

• Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

These values are taught throughout PSHEE and Citizenship lessons and can also be found in other areas of the Wexham School curriculum, tutorial and assemblies.

Mutual Respect:

Our school ethos and behaviour policy is based around the core values of mutual respect and a sense of responsibility for others. The concept and importance of respect is covered in detail in PSHEE/Citizenship lessons.

The Rule of Law:

The importance of laws and rules are consistently reinforced. Our system for behaviour is aligned to an agreed set of codes. Students are taught the value and reasons behind rules and that we are all equal before the law, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules are broken. Visits from authorities such as the police help to reinforce this message. To encourage and promote good behaviour, attitude and work, we have a reward system which is followed throughout the school and we are committed to praising student’s efforts. Wexham students are rewarded not only for achievement in curriculum areas but for positive behaviour such as  kindness, helpfulness, team work and for demonstrating initiative.

Democracy:

Democracy is an important value at our school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through a variety of opportunities. This includes an effective democratic Student Voice system. A long running association with Slough Youth Parliament. Students are aware of the importance of democracy and have experience of the democratic process.

Individual Liberty:

Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices at our school, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we provide boundaries for our students to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and planned curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to think independently and feel that they are able to express their ideas with confidence and that these are valued.

Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

Wexham School is proud of its diversity and how our students display tolerance of the different faiths and beliefs of their peers. The importance of this is one of the central tenants of the PSHEE/Citizenship curriculum. This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society. Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is also a key feature of the Religious Education curriculum through Key Stages 3 and 4.