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At Warwick Bridge School we have a broad curriculum that takes in all aspects of the National Curriculum 2014. In the Foundation Stage, (Early Years), our children follow the Statutory Framework for EY. All core subjects are the main focal points of our curriculum whilst we follow all other subjects to enrich the learning of our pupils in different areas. We aim to provide our pupils with the essential skills and understanding to become responsible citizens of the future. We do this by promoting British values in all we do.
We aim to provide pupils with the best education in all areas of the curriculum.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education at Warwick Bridge Primary School
We aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education. This is promoted through all the curricular subjects, assemblies and also through the ethos of the school in developing positive attitudes and values. SMSC develops children’s curiosity and wonder in learning which will foster aspiration. This policy supports and reinforces the aims of our school, valuing all children and staff equally and as individuals. Principles of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development are crucial for individual pupils, staff and for society as a whole.
The aims of our SMSC education programme are:
-to promote respect and understanding for all, acknowledging differences in gender, race and religion;
-to encourage pupils to value themselves and their unique contributions to their own and others’ lives;
-to foster understanding of and respect for the importance of rules;
-to equip pupils with skills needed to participate actively and positively in the life of the school, their local community and wider society;
-to help pupils understand the world in which they live.
British Values Statement
At Warwick Bridge Primary School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community. Our curriculum takes a global approach to learning by introducing themes from the perspective of other people in other countries.
The Department for Education states that there is a need:
“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.
The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:
-Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
-Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
-Support for equality of opportunity for all
-Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
-Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs
Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.
At Warwick Bridge, we actively promote British values in the following ways:
All children are encouraged to debate topics of interest, express their views and make a meaningful contribution to the running of the school on matters that directly involve pupils. Children also have the opportunity to have their voices heard through pupil questionnaires, pupil surveys and the School Council. The principle of democracy is explored in the curriculum as well as during assemblies and theme days. Members of the School Council work hard to promote tolerance and understanding through school events and the many fantastic fund-raising opportunities that form a large part of what we do at Warwick Bridge Primary. Our school Behaviour Policy involves rewards which the pupils have discussed. Warwick Bridge pupils have had active involvement in the selection processes of new teaching staff.
Rule of Law
Our school follows the ‘Golden Guide to Good Behaviour’, which is integral to our learning and ethos every day.
Expectations are clear, fair and regularly promoted. Pupils are always helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies, family groups and on the playground. Pupils are encouraged to respect the law and Warwick Bridge enjoys visits from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance, etc. to help reinforce this message.
The Behaviour Policy sets out a zero tolerance baseline for any form of aggression, abuse or violence, which extends to pupils, staff and parents and carers. The school has close links with the local police and PCSO who have visited and taken school assemblies.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged, and given the freedom to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. eg. by signing up for extra-curricular clubs. Pupils are supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and our pastoral support reinforces the importance of making the right choices. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-safety teaching and PSHE lessons.
Vulnerable pupils are protected and stereotypes challenged. A strong anti-bullying culture is embedded in the school and any form of bullying is challenged and addressed. The school also operates a robust system of logging incidents. Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school e.g. Year 6 Playground Buddies, Prefects, RotaKids. The school has enjoyed visits from the NSPCC. The pupils have a choice of Extra-Curricular clubs, a choice in Golden Time activities and activities at lunch time.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs
Respect is one of the core values of our school. The pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone, adults and children. Pupils are helped to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life. All staff and pupils actively promote the ‘Eight Secrets of Success’. These are displayed prominently around school.
Staff and pupils are encouraged to challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour. Links and visits are promoted with local faith communities and places of worship. E.g. Members of different faiths or religions are invited to school to share their knowledge and enhance learning within assemblies and in class. Through the PSHE and RE curriculums pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudiced-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE and circle time activities.
We offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all major religions are studied and respected and global dimension work embedded in many of our curriculum topics. These curriculum topics offer children the chance to reflect on our core values and British values.Our weekly WOW assembly includes rewards for good work, attitude and working within the Eight Secrets of Success.