This area encompasses British Values, our school 5Rs (characters and attitudes which help us learn), our school PRIDE values (positivity, respect, independence, diversity and excellence), school council and our charitable events.
At Westfield, we see British Values as underpinning what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Britain. They allow us to create environments free from discrimination, intolerance and hate. They help us to challenge prejudice and stereotyping, whilst strengthening relationships within the community. This is evident within our school.
Our school council is one of the ways in which pupils can have a powerful voice within our school. The school council process is met with enthusiasm and encouragement from staff, enabling children to put forward new ideas and opinions. Pupils will help to facilitate action for important issues within the school and be key to the decision-making process. Pupils will be respectful within the Westfield democracy.
Each class votes for their School Council representatives for the given academic year. These pupils attend a meeting with the Citizenship Lead fortnightly. They work on a range of issues and projects to improve or develop chosen areas within school. This can include for example: organising charitable events, supporting well-being, and links with the local community.