Sherford Vale School promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are taught and regularly reinforced through our broad, balanced and enriched curriculum.
Our Curriculum Map exemplifies the planned teaching and learning opportunities on offer:
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The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught our school rules from an early age. They are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules or laws are broken.
Visits from external agencies such as the Police, Fire service, Health professionals and ‘People who help us’ support this and reinforce their understanding of the responsibilities held by various professions.
A consistently applied Behaviour Policy is shared with the children and the Behaviour triangle is used across the school. High expectations are reinforced and opportunities are frequently sought to praise positive choices. Pupils’ who model behaviour consistent with the school’s high expectations are recognised and used as role models to others’. Trained Play leaders operate on the playground to support children with their play.
We actively encourage the children to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment in our PSHE lessons and E–Safety Workshops. The children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance for those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
We actively encourage the children to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment in our PSHE lessons and E–Safety Workshops. The children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely. The United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 14 states that Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. We are proud to support our children in their exploration of this and strongly urge parents to further develop their children's understanding of these matters at home.
Rights Respecting School
At the heart of the Rights Respecting Schools programme co-ordinated by UNICEF UK is embedding an understanding of to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
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