Southtown Primary School created a new curriculum which was implemented in September 2020. Since then we are continually evaluating and refining our learning offer with an overall goal of ensuring that all of our children become:
- ambitious, independent and capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives.
- ethical, informed and open minded citizens of England and the world.
-healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
Our children develop learning behaviours of organisation, communication, self-regulation, collaboration, independence and resilience.
We aim to:
All of our children will be supported to develop as:
Our Statement of British Values
Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Through our provision of SMSC, the school should:
enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
encourage respect for other people
encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
The list below describes the understanding and knowledge expected of our pupils as a result of the school promoting fundamental British values.
an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their well-being and safety
an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence
an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
an understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination