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British Values

We are part of a British society, and it is important to Widey Court Primary School that children learn the universal principles of:


  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Self-help
  • Self-responsibility
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Solidarity
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Social responsibility
  • Caring for others


These values underpin the work of the Cooperative movement, and our school is a member of this by being a member of the Connect Academy Trust (CAT).


We achieve these aims through:


Creating an open, inclusive ethos whereby children can be themselves, and develop courtesy, respect and tolerance for others

Promoting mental health and wellbeing


Promoting equality of opportunity


Having a clear code of conduct, whereby children understand right from wrong, and are able to take responsibility for their actions


Team work and collaboration across the school


Development of pupil leadership and pupil voice


Promotion of service families


Challenging intolerance


Providing a broad and balanced Curriculum:


  • Opportunities which celebrate diversity
  • Responding to current affairs such as General elections and Royal celebrations
  • Learning about our nation and its heritage, for example, Plymouth as a port and in the Blitz, the First World War topic and Remembrance Day, King Charles, Civil War and the history of Widey Court
  • Famous National people such as Captain Scott, Sir Francis Drake
  • Use of our local area
  • A sense of community responsibility; working with other agencies such as the police and fire service and supporting local / national charities
  • Learning about cultures and faiths; how are we different from one another, and how are we the same?
  • Understanding Plymouth as part of a global community; learning about and communicating with children from across the world