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Promotion of British Values

Wembley High is a multicultural school in Brent. We actively promote values such as "mutual understanding and respect" and equality between girls and boys, promote values of democracy, respect and tolerance for all races, cultures, faiths and beliefs. This is lived out in the programmes of School Assemblies, Religious Education, English, Geography, History, PSHE and Citizenship classes. The following British Values are covered in the curriculum.

  • Democracy
  • Rules of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Respect
  • Tolerance

These values are also covered through SMSC, assemblies and curriculum provision to:

  1. enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  2. enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  3. encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
  4. enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  5. further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  6. encourage respect for other people; and
  7. encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

Students learn about the development of the political system of democratic government in the UK, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch. They are taught about voting and elections, the role of political parties and the freedoms and liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the U K such as free speech, free movement and free assembly and worship. Students are provided with the opportunity of becoming members of Year Councils, School Council and Brent Youth Parliament.

Through our Religious Education and Citizenship programmes, students are taught how citizens work together to improve communities. This is put into practice when they become active citizens by fundraising for charities.

Assemblies aim to teach our students to have belief in freedom, and a tolerance of others. In the Religious Education programme, students study other faiths and learn empathy, tolerance and understanding of people from different faith backgrounds.

Interwoven throughout the whole taught Curriculum and the school’s pastoral programme, students are expected to accept personal and social responsibility, respecting and upholding the school rules and the rule of law.

In our school community we encourage our students to show a responsibility to each other and adults in the way they behave in school and on their way to and from school.

The list below describes the understanding and knowledge expected of our students as a result of promoting fundamental British values:

  1. an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
  2. an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
  3. an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
  4. an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
  5. an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour;
  6. an understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination.

We are a diverse multi-ethnic school and we encourage respect for religious, cultural and moral values. The school promotes equal opportunities for all and systems are in place that counter racism, sexism and all other forms of discrimination whenever they occur.

Latest News

Posted on: 3/10/2017

Mayor's Achievement Award 2017

Mayor's Achievement Award 2017 Wembley High Technology College in Brent has been celebrated under a new programme set up by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to recognise exceptional schools in the capital. Schools for Success celebrates schools that are achieving academic success with all their pupils, in particular disadvantaged or vulnerable students who started off behind their peers, or those affected by circumstances that could have an impact on their learning. In 2016 there were more than 39,000 pupils at the end of primary school[i] and 30,000 at the end of secondary school[ii] who did not reach expected levels. The new programme creates a network for these schools to share best practice with others across London through events, school visits and online profiles. London’s schools are outperforming the rest of the country with last year’s GCSE results showing the city as the top English region for the ninth consecutive year.[iii] Wembley High has been recognised in the Schools for Success Awards, because of the high levels of progress and achievement of pupils. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: 'Congratulations to Wembley High Technology College for its outstanding achievements and for the hard work of its pupils and teaching staff. London has some of the best schools in the country, and Schools for Success shows the huge difference good quality teaching can make to pupils who started off behind in their studies. By sharing best practice with other schools across the capital, we can help every young Londoner reach their full potential, and ensure no child is left behind.” [i] Mayor of London’s Annual Education Report 2017, p17 - https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/final_epi_edits_design_final_gla_annual_report_2017_0.pdf [ii] Analysis from DfE’s SFR03/2017: GCSE and equivalent results in England 2015/16 (revised) [iii] In 2008/9 London was joint top region, and then top region for the following years up until after 2016/17 Click here to view the certificate
Posted on: 24/08/2017

Outstanding GCSE Results 2017 at Wembley High!

Many congratulations to the pupils at Wembley High on another year of outstanding results. This year saw the introduction of the more rigorous and challenging GCSE (9 – 1) qualifications in English Language, English Literature and mathematics, with grade 9 being the highest. With all these changes, pupils at Wembley High continue to perform exceptionally well. Here are just some of the highlights. 90% of pupils achieved grades 9 – 4 in English and maths 76% of pupils achieved grades 9 – 5 in English and maths. 95% of pupils achieved grades 9 – 4 in English, with 55% achieving grades 9 – 7. 29 pupils achieved the coveted grade 9, the equivalent to a high A*. 92% of pupils achieved grades 9 – 4 in maths, with 62% achieving grades 9 – 7. An astonishing 42 pupils achieved the coveted grade 9, the equivalent to a high A*. 79% of pupils achieved the Ebacc, compared to a national average of 23% in 2016. 47% of the grades achieved in the new GCSEs (9 – 1) in English Language, English Literature and maths were grades 9 – 7. 54% of all GCSE exams sat were awarded A*-A grades 95% and 92% passed Core Science and Additional Science respectively with 48% A* - A grades. 114 pupils (55%) of pupils achieved 5 or more A* - A or 9 – 7 grades! 53 pupils (25%) of pupils achieved 10 or more A* - A or 9 – 7 grades! Particular congratulations to the 19 pupils who achieved 12 or more A* - A or 9 – 7 grades! Many congratulations to all pupils on another year of fantastic results, and thank you to all staff and parents for all their hard work and support. Well Done!