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SMSC & British Values

SMSC across the school

 

At Oakfield we explore the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) aspects of our community and the world.  We believe that SMSC is essential for children's individual development, as well as the development of society as a whole.

*Please explore the links below for more information on SMSC at Oakfield

Our British Values poster

Our British Values poster 1

Britishness at Oakfield

 

Oakfield Primary School is an inclusive environment where we all respect individual’s liberty and foster a tolerance and understanding of different faiths and beliefs.  British values are intrinsic to our curriculum at Oakfield, it includes:

 

  • A belief in freedom – Pupils, parents and staffs’ views are valued and sought.  All pupils are made aware, where possible, of others needs and how to support each other. 

     

  • Mutual respect and tolerance of others – Oakfield has a robust anti-bullying campaign that runs throughout the year – STOP: ‘Start Telling Other People’ and  pupils understand bullying to be: ‘Several Times On Purpose’.  We encourage our pupils to celebrate diversity, recognise their own strengths, celebrate and appreciate difference by joining in on special days and charity events such as Comic Relief and Camo Day as well as recognising various religious and cultural festivals throughout the year.

     

  • Democracy – Pupils are elected as House Captains, Vice Captains and Sports Captains in Year 6.  School Council members are democratically elected in every class and meet to discuss issues that relate to their peers.  Governors speak to children during Learning Walks that are organised for Governors throughout the year.  Children are always able to voice their opinion and we foster an environment where children are safe and feel that their views really matter.

     

  • Respecting and upholding the rule of law – The importance of British Laws are consistently reinforced in our expectations throughout the school day as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies.  Classes create their own class rules and pupils have a clear sense of right and wrong. They work hard to maintain and, where needed, restore relationships.  Pupils respect authority, are polite, well mannered, helpful and kind. 

     

  • Individual liberty Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  This is reflected in our PSHE policy, enabling children to make the right choices.  Pupils are given a wide variety of choices within school whether it is through a choice of challenge, of how they record their work, participation in our numerous  extra-curricular clubs or dinner menu options – they are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms at our school.

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