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Visions and Values

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:

  • Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils that is coherently planned, connected and sequenced towards sufficient knowledge and skills and future learning
  • Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
  • Equip pupils with the skills, knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life

 

 

 

All of our children will be supported to develop as:

ambitious, independent and capable learners who:

  • set themselves high standards and seek and enjoy challenge
  • are building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts
  • are questioning and enjoy solving problems
  • can communicate effectively in different forms and settings
  • can explain the ideas and concepts they are learning about
  • can use number effectively in different contexts
  • understand how to interpret data and apply mathematical concepts
  • use digital technologies creatively to communicate, find and analyse information
  • undertake research and evaluate critically what they find and are ready to learn throughout their lives

 

ethical, informed citizens who:

 

  • find, evaluate and use evidence in forming views
  • engage with contemporary issues based upon their knowledge and values
  • understand and exercise their human and democratic responsibilities and rights
  • understand and consider the impact of their actions when making choices and acting
  • are knowledgeable about their culture, community, society and the world, now and in the past
  • respect the needs and rights of others, as a member of a diverse society
  • show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet and are ready to be citizens of England and the world

 

 healthy, confident individuals who:

 

  • have secure values and are establishing their spiritual and ethical beliefs
  • are building their mental and emotional well-being by developing confidence, resilience and empathy
  • apply knowledge about the impact of diet and exercise on physical and mental health in their daily lives
  • know how to find the information and support to keep safe and well
  • take part in physical activity
  • take measured decisions about lifestyle and manage risk
  • have the confidence to participate in performance
  • form positive relationships based upon trust and mutual respect
  • face and overcome challenge
  • have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can and are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Our Statement of British Values

 

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

 

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