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30/06/22

Thank you for our fire safety workshop today! https://t.co/iay5NGMwqm

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28/06/22

It was a lovely morning for a spot of gardening and thanks to the 20 volunteers (parents, children and staff) the wildlife area is looking clear of rubbish, overgrown brambles and is now a very inviting place for some insects to call home https://t.co/fPE0Dnr7DP

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28/06/22

Before and After: Thank you to the PTA volunteers and members of staff who cleared the pond area on Sunday, what a difference it makes. The children will soon be able to get out there enjoying the pond and wildflower meadow. https://t.co/BSOGCPo9Pl

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27/06/22

Year 5 are at today. We have had a physics lesson making parachutes, a chemistry lesson solving crimes and got to print our own key rings using a 3D printer! https://t.co/kIqQ6neP0o

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23/06/22

Here come the Romans! https://t.co/nKMRemlib8

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23/06/22

Year 2 had a great day learning without using our pens. We were computing whizzes, creating pictograms and analysing data. In the afternoon, we used our understanding of money to open and run our own shops. https://t.co/7NlH3VlsYW

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23/06/22

Mrs Skipper’s dog came to visit Year 4 to inspire their writing! All including Gertie had a great time! 🐕‍🦺 https://t.co/rQZnrq3BKG

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23/06/22

Year 5 spent the day building our own Viking longboats! https://t.co/Q7HfU5m4XR

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23/06/22

Whyteleafe are seeking to appoint a creative, energetic and enthusiastic Playworker to join our Wrap Around Care team. Please find details below if you are interested in applying. https://t.co/k2HWRvuXFN

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17/06/22

Some amazing writing from one of our year 6 pupils. we'd love you to read this. https://t.co/8eOKHY3EDH

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17/06/22

'Hot Chocolate with the Head' stars from this week and last week. Well done for being amazing all of you! https://t.co/ZFmujjCzbY

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17/06/22

Congratulations to Miss Chandler and on winning BT Sport Pub Cup regional tournament last night at 🏆🏆 Next round held ⚽️ https://t.co/RMnEI8VJ6u

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16/06/22

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This week, some of our Year 6 children enjoyed a trip to Whyteleafe Primary School’s Forest School - a fantastic opportunity to develop their outdoor learning skills. Thank you Whyteleafe! https://t.co/v3DLuRJduG

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16/06/22

This morning 2KM performed their proud showcase to the school. Our showcase was all about Jack and the Beanstalk and featured singing, instruments and fantastic acting - well done 2KM. https://t.co/Ka0em8jVl0

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14/06/22

Some girls from Year 5 made photo frames with Mrs Faulkner with things they like and positive quotes about themselves to promote self esteem and self worth! Look at those confident smiles! 😊💪🏻 https://t.co/0KVGgiJwcX

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10/06/22

Year 2 we have started our new writing topic, 'In My Heart.' Yesterday, we each created a feeling house and today we started writing sentences about the range of feelings we can all experience. https://t.co/uzrFqMDPbX

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27/05/22

Year two have done an incredible job of growing cress and sunflowers this term. Let’s hope Miss Lottin and Mrs Kenning can keep them alive over half term! https://t.co/1BRIba3Rfk

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27/05/22

Last hot chocolate with the head of this half term. Well done for being amazing and always going 'over and above'. https://t.co/BAwxNgXysb

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25/05/22

Our very own speed cuber - he did it in 36 seconds the first time! https://t.co/XtAxDf68pD

British Values

Promoting British Values

At Whyteleafe School we take a holistic approach to British Values, these are embedded in our day to day teaching, through our Whyteleafe wheel for learning and is evident in our Whyteleafe wider learning books which are in every classroom.  Whyteleafe is committed to serving its community.  It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

We follow equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Whyteleafe School is dedicated to preparing pupils for their secondary education and then for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its pupils.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

     

    Whyteleafe uses strategies within the National curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students.   The examples that follow show some of the many ways we seek to embed British values.

    Democracy

    The principle of democracy is consistently being reinforced at Whyteleafe School, with democratic processes being used for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for the Pupil Leadership Team and School Council. The principle of democracy is also explored throughout the wider Whyteleafe curriculum.

    The rule of law

    The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, is consistently reinforced at Whyteleafe School. 

    Pupils are taught the rules and expectations of the school which are promoted across the school within our vision statement and the expectations of behaviour. In addition, pupils are fully engaged in individual class expectations for behaviour. Pupils are taught the value and the reasons behind these expectations that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when expectations are not followed.

    Individual liberty

    At Whyteleafe School, pupils are actively encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Our vision includes independence as one of its core themes. Staff at Whyteleafe School educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. 

    Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through e-safety and PSHE work.

    Whyteleafe has a robust anti-bullying culture and has in place a comprehensive Promotion of Positive Behaviour Policy.

    Mutual Respect

    Respect is a strong part of Whyteleafe School and is part of our vision statement which promotes the importance of excellent social skills.  Pupils learn that their behaviours can have both a positive and negative effect on their impact on others and on their own and others long term well-being. All members of the school community treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through our teaching and learning environments. Our Sapphire Tie of Greatness is awarded in each class to three pupils on a weekly basis to celebrate children who demonstrate excellent social skills and mutual respect.

    Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

    This is achieved though equipping pupils with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving the opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community.  Pupils benefit from a number of international links, including with pupils from other continents and cultures.  Additionally, pupils are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school and celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year.  The Religious Education curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. 

    Whyteleafe School has also been accredited with the International Schools Award and works in partnerships with schools overseas to teach pupils about life in other countries and develop them as global citizens

    Whyteleafe School continues to expect that pupils leave with the strongest foundation of values upon which to build a successful life.  We continue to strive that our pupils be excellent role models and to ensure that every pupil makes a successful contribution to our society.