Traditional British Values at Stony Dean School
British values that were defined by central government in 2011 are ‘democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance towards those of different faiths’.
At Stony Dean School, everything we do in terms of the ethos we create and the curriculum we deliver is designed to support these values, each of which is covered in the statement above. At the same time, we acknowledge that these values are not exclusive to those who would describe themselves as “British” and do, in fact, represent the values to which every member of society should subscribe.
1. Recognising each child’s entitlement to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.
2. Recognising each child’s entitlement to be taught by well-qualified and trained teachers.
3. Developing each child’s independence and self-advocacy.
4. Providing a safe, secure and happy environment for teaching and learning to take place.
5. Ensure maximum participation by parents, governors and other carers/agencies as required.
6. Realising the entitlement of all pupils to have their achievements recognised, recorded and reported.
7. Ensure that appropriate resources and facilities are available.
8. Ensure every pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Below is an overview of the British Values per subject area:
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education at Stony Dean School
We recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life.
The aims of our SMSC education programme are:
- to ensure pupils’ education is universal rather than focused narrowly on purely academic aspects of learning.
- to provide pupils with a rounded education, including learning how to work and play together, understanding and respecting others’ points of view, respecting and applying rules and understanding why these exist.
- to prepare pupils to contribute to society and culture throughout their lives, and enable them to participate actively and positively in the life of the school, their local community and wider society.
- to encourage pupils to value themselves and their unique contributions to their own and others’ lives, and in turn to value and celebrate others and their qualities and abilities.
Below is an overview of the SMSC per subject area: