Dean Trust Wigan prepares students positively for life in modern Britain and we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Dean Trust Wigan students understand that laws are set for good reasons and must be adhered to. The importance of rules is consistently reinforced through curriculum and daily practice. Assemblies and weekly timetabled PSHE lessons give an opportunity to discuss and debate issues.

KEY SMSC/PSHE content:
The students in the Academy receive a weekly 30 minute planned PSHE lesson every week. The key content centers on British Values and deals with issues surrounding what it means to be British, tolerance of other faiths and beliefs, identity and community, radicalisation and how to combat it and the British criminal justice system. Every year group looks at these issues in PSHE lessons and in weekly assemblies.

Year 7: Key SMSC – Who am I?
Individual identity – What makes me special?
Who am I? – Identity and community (family, school, local, national, global).
British values – Multiculturalism. Introduction to how Britain is evolving and changing to become more racially and religiously blended.
British religion – tolerance and understanding.
Radicalisation – What is it? Who is affected? How to combat it?

Year 8: Key SMSC – My place in the world
Similarities and differences of people in our community. What roles do different people have in our community?
What does it mean to be British? Ideas surrounding the unique characteristics ‘British’ people have.
Radicalisation – What is it? Who is affected? How to combat it?

Year 9: Key SMSC –What are human rights and why are they important

Differences between countries in the world & communities within countries.
Understanding of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights & the Rights of The Child.
British values of acceptance and tolerance of different groups within communities.
British values – Multiculturalism. Britain as a multi-cultural society.

Year 10: Key SMSC – British values and the criminal justice system
British values of acceptance and tolerance of different groups within communities.
British values – Multiculturalism. Britain as a multi-cultural society.
British values of fairness and justice.
How does the British justice system work?

Year 11: Key SMSC – British values and diversity
British values of acceptance and tolerance of different groups within communities.
British values – Multiculturalism. Britain as a multi-cultural society.
Roles of the young and the elderly in Britain today.
Role and understanding of people with disabilities in Britain today & in the past.

Coming soon – Sample PSHE Lesson

Coming soon – Sample Paris Assembley

Dean Trust Wigan Prevent
From “Prevent”
“Vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs; and/or calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas’

Every member of Dean Trust Wigan should be protected against violent extremism and terrorist activity. The following documents are good reference for further reading:
• Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015)
• “The Prevent Duty” (2015)
• Channel: Vulnerability and Assessment Framework
• “Keeping Children Safe in Education” (2015)
• “Learning Together to be Safe”
• “Prevent Duty Guidance – England and Wales”
All staff are prevent trained and should be alert to the threat of radicilisiation. These include: Disclosures by students of their exposure to the extremist actions, views or materials of others outside of school, such as in their homes or community groups, especially where students have not actively sought these out.
• Graffiti symbols, writing or art work promoting extremist messages or images.
• Students accessing extremist material online, including through social networking sites.
• Parental reports of changes in behavior, friendship or actions and request for assistance.
• Partner schools, local authority services, and police reports of issues affecting students in other schools or settings.
• Students voicing opinions drawn from extremist ideologies and narratives.
• Use of extremist or “hate” terms to exclude others or incite violence.
• Intolerance of difference, whether secular or religious or views based on, but not exclusive to, gender, disability,
homophobia, race, colour or culture.
• Attempts to impose extremist views or practices on others.
• Anti-western or Anti-British views.

Students at the Academy will learn “British Values,” which includes valuing the rule of law and individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance to those of other faiths, backgrounds and beliefs. Through delivering this PSHE curriculum we intend to support the resilience of our students by allowing them to discuss controversial issues whilst giving them the confidence to challenge extremist beliefs and ideologies.