Intent- Why we teach what we teach

At New Close, we aim to prepare children for life in modern Britain by equipping them with the skills required to be responsible, respectful and active citizens who contribute positively to society.

The fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed, and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. Our own school core values are linked and unpinned by British Values of:

  •         Democracy
  •         Rule of law
  •         Individual liberty
  •         Mutual Respect
  •         Tolerance of different cultures and religions

We aim to develop children’s understanding and appreciation of diversity. The children will learn to celebrate what we have in common and promote respect for the different protected characteristics as defined by law.

Our school assemblies, as well as RE and PSHE lessons, intend to enhance the children’s learning opportunities and encourage both the British Values and our School Values to be enacted.