SMSC

Provision for the Spiritual development of pupils includes developing their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs (religious or otherwise) and perspective on life
  • knowledge of, and respect for, different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences.

Our provision includes:

  • Whole school Ethos
  • Mindfulness approach, meditation & Relaxation
  • Collective worship
  • RE Curriculum
  • PSHE curriculum; Being Me in My world, Celebrating Difference, Healthy Me, Dreams and Goals, Relationships, Changing Me
  • Learning walls/curriculum displays.
  • Educational visits to places of worship.
  • Mental Health Awareness Weeks.
  • Well-being Champions
  • Celebration of key festivals.

Provision for the Moral development of pupils includes developing their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, and to recognise legal boundaries and, in doing so, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and the ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

Our provision includes:

  • School ethos- ‘Success in everything We Do’
  • Clear and effective behaviour policy.
  • School house teams
  • Reward system
  • Restorative Approach
  • Playleaders
  • House Captains/librarians etc.
  • PSHE curriculum; Being Me In My World, Celebrating Difference, Healthy Me, Dreams and Goals, Relationships, Changing Me
  • Behaviour of pupils off site.
  • Charity fundraising.
  • Partnership with the police and fire brigade. PREVENT and Knife Crime curriculum
  • E-Safety teaching
  • RSE
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Anti-Bullying week.
  • Celebrating Differences weeks eg. Dyslexia, ASD,
  • Children In Need, Comic Relief, Harvest Collection & Donation to the Food bank.
  • Black History Month

Provision for the Social development of pupils includes developing their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • acceptance of and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. They will develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Our provision includes:

  • Parent Workshops & Coffee Mornings
  • Educational visits.
  • Sports competitions.
  • Visitors to school.
  • School leadership team.
  • Parent Volunteers
  • PSHE curriculum; Being Me in My world, Celebrating Difference, Healthy Me, Dreams and Goals, Relationships, Changing Me- Each lesson has a social element to it. (Connect Me)
  • R & R curriculum and focused intervention
  • Social Skills interventions
  • Well-being Champions

Provision for the Cultural development of pupils includes developing their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures in the school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • ability to recognise, and value, the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities
  • knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept and respect diversity. This is shown by their respect and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Our provision includes:

  • School ethos.
  • Educational visits to places of worship, galleries, libraries etc.
  • RE teaching.
  • Choir performances
  • Charity fundraising focus eg. Children in Need, Comic Relief
  • Harvest festival
  • Black History Month
  • Debate Club
  • Celebration of Eid, Diwali.
  • School Council
  • School Ambassadors
  • British Values
  • Ambitious highly regarded broad and balanced curriculum with value placed on all subject areas.
  • After school clubs.

British Values

“A key part of education is to ensure children become valuable and fully-rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.  We promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.  This ensures our children understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.”

Democracy

Our children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. School Council elections are held at the beginning of each year and all children in Years 3-6 are invited to stand. School councillors are elected from each class after a ballot. The council meets fortnightly with the Deputy Headteacher to discuss issues raised by the children in each class.

Every member of staff and every child is a member of one of our 5 houses: Newtone, Jemison, Hawking, Brunel and Franklin. Every September, children in Pre-Secondary prepare a manifesto to present to their house, members and one boy and one girl is elected House Captain.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices and take responsibility for these choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we have a responsibility to provide boundaries and safety for children through rules and regulations but also give them opportunities to make mistakes and to learn from their experiences. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through E-Safety lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenges, of how they record a piece of learning, or through participation in our range of extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect

Respect is reinforced in expectations of all members of the school community. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others and all members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Braintcroft is situated in a culturally diverse area and there is a strong history and philosophy within the school of celebrating cultural diversity.  Our programmes of assemblies promote and encourage an understanding and acceptance of different faiths and beliefs through stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Religious Education and Personal Development teaching reinforce this. In RE lessons, members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school and classes visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.

At Braintcroft Primary School we have a commitment to actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

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