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    Promoting British Values as Part of SMSC

    All schools have a duty to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

    Wath Academy has a clear strategy for promoting these values. Please follow the links for further information on how these values are embedded into our curriculum and extra-curricular activities.


    Democracy is embedded at our school. Students are listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully with concern for each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.

    Individual Liberty

    Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. We support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.

    Respect and Tolerance

    Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

    Our school serves a multi-faith community where each person is respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race. The need for mutual respect is embedded throughout the school.  This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity.

    The Rule of Law

    The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout our school day, through our school assemblies and also when dealing with behaviour in school. We encourage our students to distinguish right from wrong and help students to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals.