Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural and British Values
At Peacehaven Heights Primary School, we provide opportunities for pupils to explore their own culture and have a clear understanding and appreciation of a wide range of cultural influences that have shaped modern Britain. We encourage all children to be tolerant and respectful to those of different faiths and beliefs.
We promote the Fundamental British values of:
Children are given a range of opportunities for democratic elections within the school including electing pupil governors and voting on class issues.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws is reinforced through the use of Golden Rules in school. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind decisions, and the consequences if they are broken. The assembly program includes themes such as internet safety and sportsmanship with regard to rules and the law.
Within School, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices; including the right to respectfully express views and beliefs, knowing they are in a safe and supportive environment. This includes working with other agencies to empower children to make safe choices eg. NSPCC, RNLI, Fire Service.
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
All members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect.
Children learn that their actions have an effect on their own rights and those of others. We promote this through Assemblies, PSHE and Circle time, Anti-bullying activities, RE curriculum and the nurture care system in our school.
Spiritual, Moral, Social Cultural (SMSC) Development
‘Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is promoted well so that pupils develop a mature awareness of different beliefs and backgrounds. The school is committed to providing equal opportunities and discrimination is not tolerated.’
Ofsted January 2014
Provision for SMSC is through the rich and diverse curriculum, including the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum and through a structured assembly program. Within this we have:
- A dedicated Beach School team supporting the science, humanities and PSHE curriculum
- Reflection areas at each site, including opportunities for active meditation and yoga
- A culturally diverse curriculum which is designed to extend opportunities for debate, exploration, experience and evaluation