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Winterbourne Academy

The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.

British Values and SMSC

At Winterbourne Academy we fully recognise the significance of students receiving a multi-faceted education supported by a strong set of British values.

SMSC development is vitally important as it enables students to: 

  • Be well-informed about options and challenges facing them as they move through school and beyond
  • Reflect on beliefs and values and acquire an appreciation of, and respect for, our diverse British culture, and other cultures around the world in a way that promotes tolerance and harmony, and safeguards against the risk of developing extreme or radical views 
  • Develop useful ‘soft employability skills’ – self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence, team working, communication, problem-solving and adaptability
  • Distinguish right from wrong and understand and respect the law
  • Develop a broad general knowledge of public institutions and services
  • Act responsibly for their behaviour in school
  • Develop into responsible citizens who can show initiative and make a positive contribution to their local community and wider society

Through the development of SMSC at Winterbourne Academy we aim to: 

  • Promote fundamental British values (including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs) and challenge extremist views 
  • Ensure that everyone connected with the school is aware of our values and principles;
  • Provide each student with a range of opportunities to reflect upon and discuss their beliefs, feelings and responses to personal experiences and cultural, historic and current events or issues;
  • Enable students to develop an understanding of their individual and group identity;
  • Enable students to develop an understanding of their social and cultural environment and an appreciation of the many cultures that enrich British society;
  • Give each student many opportunities to explore social and moral issues, and develop a firm sense of social and moral responsibility.