Promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, including preparing pupils for life in modern Britain.
The curriculum at Middlefield promotes and sustains a thirst for knowledge and understanding and a love of learning. It covers a wide range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, technical and sporting excellence. It contributes effectively to pupils’ academic achievement, their physical wellbeing, and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Through SMSC and a strong promotion of British Values within Middlefield, we ensure the following fundamentals are taught.
We focus each term on a topic. Each topic being either, democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
Overview of SMSC provision through the curriculum:
- Broad and balanced curriculum / exciting curriculum
- British Values
- Balanced approach to RE. Respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
- SMSC English – confident writing. Children show an awareness of point of view and a balanced argument. Growing appreciation of poetry and literature.
- SMSC Maths – Appreciation of patterns and relationships. Respond confidently and positively to challenge.
- Curriculum - opportunities to consider the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain, in contrast to other countries
- Display - each subject has a dedicated display in the school.
- SMSC Learning Walk, including assemblies, looking for evidence of the schools SMSC provision in terms of behaviour, a culture of mutual respect, displays and attitudes to learning.
- Creative Curriculum book scrutiny- Looking for evidence of PSHE sessions, British Values follow up lessons.
- PSHE Checklist monitoring.
- Behaviour (Code of Conduct)
- Collective Worship/programme of assemblies
- Assemblies which involve members of the local and wider community.
- Key Stage Leader assembly - 1 per half term
- British Values assembly – 1 each term
- Attendance assembly – Every other Friday
- Visitor assembly – linked to curriculum necessary
- Head teacher Whole School assembly – 1 per term
(Celebration assembly, R.E, Rewards etc)
Engagement with parents:
- Engagement with parents through curriculum events e.g. Celebration week, Sports events, Reading events, Maths events.
- Opening evenings
Engagement with pupils:
- All pupils have a voice that is listened to – democratic processes (school council)
- Children’s voice e.g. new marking policy, book scrutiny, views and opinions at the start of each topic.
- Organising their own raffles / events, raising money for specific causes.
- Year 6 Prom Committee
- Y5/6 pupils meeting students from Hope University and explaining how they use their class Working Wall.
- Enterprise / Raising Aspirations events for YR6. Whole school business creations.
- Area on the school website called, ‘Children’. Each class would have their own folder which would be updated, once per term, showing an example from the list below. (Greg)
Whole school, class, individual.
- Quiet Place
‘Our SMSC Book’
Each class will have an SMSC book, on display, in the pod.
This will show a range of children’s work / annotated photographs etc.
Clear evidence of practical PSHE and British Values assemblies.
Checklist at the back of the book will specifically identify areas covered.
Weekly Key Stage & Planning Meetings will include time / a reminder to put in the previous weeks example.
Over each term you need to show examples of the following areas:
RE & Collective Worship
Cross Curricular Writing
Events e.g. Red Nose Day,
Extra-curricular activities e.g. art club, P.E. clubs
Parental involvement e.g. reading events