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British Values

British values as defined by Ofsted -

'How the school prepares pupils positively for life in modern Britain and promotes 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 and for those without faith' (Nov 2014).

SMSC (Spritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) Development and British Values at St. Christopher’s The Hall

How St. Christopher’s prepares pupils positively for life in modern Britain -

Children at the school follow the SEAL programme of study (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) which takes place in the timetable although the themes are embedded in and referenced in daily life. The themes covered over the year as follows -

TERM

FIRST HALF

SECOND HALF

MICHAELMAS    

New beginnings     

Getting on and falling out

LENT

Going for goals

Say no to bullying, Good to be me

SUMMER

Relationships

Changes

Through fundraising by the children, parents and staff for a range of charities across the school year, children gain a knowledge of a cross section of life which they would not normally be exposed to which deepens their understanding of life generally.

How children learn about ‘Democracy’ at St. Christopher’s -

  • Voting for School Council (Pupil Voice) and Y6 positions of responsibility
  • Seeking opinions of parents and locals with respect of planning permissions, Travel Plan etc
  • Promotion of listening to and respecting others’ opinions
  • Pupil Voice included in Kindergarten reports
  • Curriculum study: History Anne Frank, the Holocaust, Martin Luther King Social history

How children learn about ‘The rule of law’ at St. Christopher’s -

  • Children in the school follow the St. Christopher’s Code of Conduct together with class rules & charters
  • School Council (Pupil Voice) have discussed rewards and sanctions
  • RE curriculum ensures children are aware and discuss the different rules within World Religions
  • Discussion of Current Affairs
  • Discussion of elements of education system in France compared to England

How children learn about ‘Individual liberty’ at St. Christopher’s -

  • Encourage respect and good choices with leadership opportunities
  • House events
  • Talent show
  • Celebrating personal achievements as part of a Friday assembly
  • Classroom displays of work
  • Through books and posters around the school

How children learn about ‘mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith' at St. Christopher’s.

  • Respect for traditions / beliefs / cuisine of different countries (i.e French Café, visits to synagogue)
  • Monday assembly covers SEAL themes together with a range of festivals from World Religions
  • World Religions are studied throughout the R.E. curriculum