Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education
Our provision of SMSC can be seen in all aspects of school life and it is promoted and taught in a variety of ways.
Our provision of SMSC can be seen in all aspects of school life and it is promoted and taught in a variety of ways:
Assemblies – each week children are provided with an opportunity to collectively reflect and understand school and British values.
School Council, Prefects, Pupil surveys– pupil voice is important at Jubilee. School councillors are directly elected by their peers and work as a team on a number of issues around school development and community involvement. This allows for the expression of opinions, debate and develops listening skills. The children also learn about and have experience of the British value of democracy. The Year 6 prefects group plan activities and fundraising campaigns to raise awareness with the school community on a number of local and global issues. We conduct a comprehensive pupil survey on a range of issues including pupil wellbeing and give all pupils a chance to have their say with ideas to improve the school.
School Values– our school values are respect, excellence and friendship. We teach children explicitly about these at the start of every year, exemplifying each value with positive actions that pupils can take in school. This supports their developing understanding of the British value of mutual respect and tolerance.
Diversity throughout the curriculum– children explore and celebrate different cultures from around the world in the RE, History and Geography curricula, but also through our work on ‘Diversity, Race and Racism’ in which the diversity of our community and the successes and barriers experienced by black people in Britain are explored carefully.
Visitors including the Fire Brigade in Year 2 and Year 5, and a police cadets programme for Year 6 pupils, help develop pupils sense of responsibility as well as their understanding of the British value of the rule of law.
Social awareness is developed through regular fundraising for a range of causes, which helps support pupils’ understanding of community and global issues.
Positive behaviour policy, in which the language of choices and responsibility is used consistently, with pupils developing an understanding that they are free to make choices which can have consequences, both good and bad. This supports their developing understanding of the British value of individual liberty.
Creative opportunities – our specialist music teacher creates opportunities for children to hear, see and develop their understanding of different cultures through music. Our Art curriculum provides pupils with opportunities to use imagination and creativity. These areas are enriched by our related extra-curricular offer. Performance skills are developed in a number of ways including our LAMDA coach and Disney musical.
Anti-bullying week and Mental Health Awareness Week are explored and celebrated each year as well as other events including Kurdish, Turkish and Cypriot week.
Our diversity as a community is celebrated in many ways, from our ‘International Welcome Event’ at the start of each year where food, clothing and other traditions are shared and celebrated, to our RE curriculum which develops children’s knowledge and understanding of a broad range of faiths and traditions. We use trips to places of worships and visitors from our community and beyond to reinforce our school values and the British value of mutual respect and tolerance.
The school has an equalities policy which guides our approach to equalities, informed by the Equalities Act 2010. Please see the Equality Policy on our Policies page.
Our approach is based on seven key principles:
- All learners are of equal value.
- We recognise, respect and value difference and understand that diversity is a strength.
- We foster positive attitudes and relationships.
- We foster a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
- We observe good equalities practice for our staff.
- We have the highest expectations of all our children.
- We work to raise standards for all pupils, but especially for the most vulnerable.