Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of students underpins our VALUED ethos. We enable all of our students to develop into self-assured, confident, happy, positive young people. Students develop as learners throughout their time with us. Students are given opportunities to talk about their feelings and justify them in both informal and formal settings. They need to be given responsibility and trust to develop their confidence. Pupils are encouraged to question things and to balance right and wrong. Through our curriculum we ensure that all aspects are delivered and this is enhanced through our pastoral care structure.
By celebrating achievement through our VALUED Award we encourage pupils to have the confidence to be Versatile, Aspirational, Learned, Understanding, Engaged and Determined.
As part of the Academy’s SMSC provision, focus will be given to promoting British values across the curriculum, including;
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
These foci will be embedded throughout subject areas, PSHE provision during Tutor time and Student Parliament.
Part of the work on this area also includes challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing beliefs contrary to fundamental British value. This includes challenging prejudice based on gender, disability, sexuality, religion and beliefs.
The VALUED Passport allows students to demonstrate how they meet our core values within school and as members of the local community. Once they have completed their Bronze Award they will then build on this towards their Gold Award.
Here is an example of evidence that could be used:
Bronze: Regularly attending Football Training.
Silver: Mentoring new members to the football team.
Gold: Leading the football team as captain.
The student is responsible for completing their own passport and achieving their own unique award.
By being active members of the school and local community our students will become Valuable members of society.