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At Winsford Academy we are active in the promotion of British values. The gallery below captures a wide range of activities that define what we consider to be the very essence of being British. For us, it means a number of wonderful things:
The Winsford Academy values the diversity and backgrounds of all students and families, and we undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for everyone as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all this, are a range of curriculum topics which have strong links to British values.
Assemblies follow a planned sequence involving Respect, celebration and the local clergy. We underpin all assemblies with traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance.
The RE curriculum looks at many aspects of faith and culture and encourages visits from members of non-Christian faiths to promote a wider understanding of non-Christian belief in a traditional Christian based community. Geography delves into aspects of population movement and scarcity of resources and the impact both positive and negative that migration can have. The History curriculum has a strong focus on the development of Britain through the ages and how we are the society we are today.
In July 2014, World War One Week, we came together as a whole school to commemorate the Great War, the loss and destruction suffered on both sides and looked at the impact that had on the British Empire and British society today. This is linked with the annual Poppy Day Assemblies, representation by Academy pupils at the Winsford parade and the minute’s silence held in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
We also have Anti-Bullying Day in October where year groups are encouraged to work together through the curriculum to look at the nature of bullying and the impact it can have. The focus is on liberty and tolerance of others as well as looking at diversity and challenging opinions. The curriculum learning is then brought together through the Pastoral system.
The Respect Curriculum is the mainstay of the drive towards high expectations and the fundamental values of the school, Respect, Faith and Optimism.
Sport is a natural channel for the promotion of British values of taking part and sportsmanship. The Sports Captains have a high profile within school and demonstrate these qualities within school, at House events and whilst representing the Academy out of school.
The School Council is democratically elected with each Form having at least one representative, we have a democratically elected council Leader and Deputy. We take part in the election of Youth Parliament members and vote on the discussion points for the Youth Parliament debates. Academy Ambassadors are active politically in the local community.