British Values & Community Work (SMSC)
Promoting British Values through SMSC
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. At Sharp Lane, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised through classes. The council effect change within the school. Every child on the school council is voted in by their class. Children have the opportunity to share their views with other pupil voice groups such as House Team Captains, Playground Ambassadors and Head Boy and Girl.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Sharp Lane by all adults in school. Pupils are taught about our 5 Sharp Lane Rules which link with our Characteristics of Learning.
Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws within specific subjects such as PSHE as well as within our learning journeys. Our children learn and understand that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police, Road Safety, Bike-ability and the Fire Service throughout the children’s time at Sharp Lane help reinforce this message.
At Sharp Lane, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE lessons.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. This is further promoted by green Trackit points when children are heard and seen showing and being respectful towards one another.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
We promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. This year we are developing links with local churches, temples, mosques and synagogues so our children can visit and gain first hand experiences of these.
Equality of Opportunity
The Governors and staff of Sharp Lane Primary School are committed to the principle and practice of equality of opportunity. We have an inclusive ethos which means all staff, pupils and parents work together to ensure everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or social background can thrive. Pupils are taught to respect and celebrate difference and understand that everyone is of equal value.
Thank you for making all the wonderful poppies, our corridor looks fantastic.
As part of our work within the community, you may already be aware that as a school we support St George’s Crypt by collecting donations during the Harvest period. This year, Year Six have decided they would like to help further by raising money for the charity by holding a sweet tombola. The tombola will be held after school on Friday the 23rd November 2018 from 2pm until 2:30pm.
Our Harvest Festival Assembly - Thank you for your donations and thank you to our special guest, Verity, from St George's Crypt.
Our children celebrated EqualiTeas today by having a picnic and discussing equality. They discussed topic such as voting, democratic rights and equality in the UK. They joined people from all over the country to celebrate 90 years since the Representation of the People Act 1928, which gave all men and women over 21 the equal right to vote.
Happy St George's Day
Well done to Year 4 for leading two assemblies in front of the whole school celebrating St George's Day.
The whole school have had lots of fun learning about St George and the five British Values.
St George's Day
British Values Evidence and Impact
British Values Calendar of Events
As we approached the time of harvest, our school was thinking about sharing within our community. At Sharp Lane Primary School we organised a collection of food that we have distributed to the wider community to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. The food contributions were sent to St George’s Crypt and Trinity Day Centre where it now will be distributed to those in need.
Thank you for donating food contributions for this event. The children had great fun preparing for our assembly to celebrate such a worth while cause.