Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

British Values & SMSC

We teach a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.  Community cohesion is actively promoted across all aspects of school life and we work hard to make our school at the heart of the community.  Promotion of British values helps children build resilience to radicalisation and enables them to challenge extremist views. 

We actively promote the fundamental British values of:

  • Democracy Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
  • Rule of Law Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  • Individual Liberty Support for equality of opportunity for all and support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs Respect for, and tolerance of, different faiths and religious and other beliefs

What we do:

Democracy Process

Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process

Academy pupil parliament:  Children represent their class, take ideas to the council and help make school wide decisions.  Children are given a voice.

Debates:  Children can take part in discussions and debates in lessons and are supported to prepare balanced arguments and then make informed choices

Major Events:  Children hear and talk about major UK or world events, for example in class assemblies

EAL Support:  Children with limited language acquisition are supported to participate

Outcomes

Children see that the democratic process works when they see they have made a difference or change.

Rule of Law

Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England

Academy ‘rules’:  Children know and understand these as they are simple, clear and fair.  Children understand the rationale behind rules and how they can protect us.  Children are taught to understand they are responsible for their own behaviour through the language of choice.    

Circle Time:  Children are given the opportunity to explore and distinguish between right and wrong

Crucial Crew:  Year 6 children attend this event where rules of law are explained through first hand scenarios

Safety:  Children are taught about safety, including e-safety, during assemblies, PSHEC, and where this links with on-going topic work

Visitors:  Children meet visitors e.g. Police, where this fits with the cycle of topics

Sporting Events:  Children participate in sporting events where rules of games are clear 

Outcomes

Children learn how they can keep themselves safe.

Children develop behaviour for learning and take responsibility for their behaviour choices.

Children learn about how rules and laws can help keep us safe and that there are consequences for not following them.

Individual Liberty

Support for equality of opportunity for all and support and respect for the liberties of all within the law

Class assemblies:  Children learn about UNICEF rights

Anti-Bullying:   Children know and understand our anti-bullying culture through circle times, PSHEC sessions, anti-bullying week activities and links to topic work. 

Stereotyping:   Children see stereotypes being challenged on an on-going basis

Self Confidence and self esteem:  Praise is used effectively to support children’s self esteem and confidence to have a go and keep on trying.  Children requiring additional support with their self-esteem or confidence work with highly skilled Learning Mentors.

Reward System:  Children work to collect ‘dojo’ points by making the right choices and demonstrating effective learning behaviours. 

Values:  Children learn about the Oasis values through assemblies and PSHEC work.

Outcomes

Children learn to value themselves as an individual.

Children develop behaviour as learners to support them for life.

Children develop social skills and positive values.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

Respect for, and tolerance of, different faiths and religious and other beliefs

Places of Worship:  Children learn about places of worship as outlined within our RE Agreed Syllabus and long term plan

Values:  Children can explore their own personal development through the way in which they display Oasis values

Differences:  Children explore, value and celebrate differences through PSHEC sessions, RE sessions and circles times

Seasonal:  Seasonal events are celebrated in the Academy  

Outcomes

Children learn about their own beliefs and the beliefs of others.

Children learn to respect people with different beliefs to their own.

Children learn that they can expect others to respect their beliefs.