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British Values

at Whitehouse Primary School

 

At Whitehouse Community Primary School, we are fully committed to a holistic approach to learning. 

 

We endeavour to provide all the children in our care with a range of exciting and memorable learning opportunities which engage pupils as well as enable them to develop all the qualities and skills they need to grow into responsible, active, committed and fulfilled individuals and citizens. 

 

This is achieved through a whole school commitment to develop all aspects of Learning which not only include the development of our pupils' Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development as described in the OFSTED Handbook - see extract below - but also a whole school drive to uphold the British Values of Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Respect and Tolerance in everything we do.

OUR BRITISH VALUE JOURNEY

JANUARY 2017

The school recently appointed a new Headteacher Mrs Andrea Hall who joined the school in January 2017 and whose School Vision - see relevant pages of our website - clearly puts SMSC and British Values at the centre of the School Community. 

 

In late January, all the teaching staff - including TAs - were given the opportunity to attend a dedicated Training Session during which they had the chance to reflect and share views on how they contributed to the development of SMSC as well as the promotion of British Values within their role. 

First, they read through the SMSC statements in teams and worked collaboratively to put them into the right category.

Secondly, they learnt what the 5 British Values were and what they referred to using the following cards which had been developed in-house to ensure that the whole school community had a shared understanding of the above values.

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All staff - including the Teaching Assistants - had been asked to bring along a picture of an aspect of their teaching they were particularly proud of.  This was shared between colleagues before each individual used the SMSC criteria and British Values to code their document.

 

This exercise not only deepened staff's understanding of the contribution they make to the delivery of SMSC and British Values within their role but provided a unique body of evidence on how the above values form an integral part of everyday practice at Whitehouse Community Primary School.  Pictorial evidence to follow very soon.  

MARCH 2017

 

Mme Godet, who is the SMSC Coordinator at Whitehouse, did a KS2 school Assembly and gave her perspective, as a French national, on what is GREAT about GREAT BRITAIN.   Please find below the slides she used in her presentation.

MAY 2017

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