Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Curriculum
At Conisborough College our mission statement 'Aspire, Believe, Succeed' exemplifies our attitude and approach to the importance of the development of all aspects of SMSC. We champion and firmly believe in a holistic education, experience and curriculum that ensures that our student are 'rounded and grounded'.
We recognise that the development of student, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part not only in their ability to learn and achieve but in their ability to relate fully to and have the ability to access the world they live in. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides students with opportunities to explore and develop their own values, whilst recognising that the values of others may differ.
Beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour including a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures are all critical skills and dispositions that we nurture, encourage and develop through our subject and wider curriculum.
All curriculum areas have a contribution to a child's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for this will be planned in each area of the curriculum.
Belief values, principles and spirituality will be explored across the curriculum. The integrity and spirituality of faith backgrounds will be respected and explored. The diversity of spiritual traditions will be recognised, and students will be given access to alternative views.
All adults will model and promote socially responsible behaviour, treating all people as valuable individuals and showing respect for student and their families and stakeholders. Young people should learn to differentiate between right and wrong in as far as their actions affect other people. They will be encouraged to value themselves and others.
Young people should understand their rights and accept their responsibilities and the need to respect the rights of others. School and classroom charters should promote responsible behaviour. All curriculum areas should seek to use illustrations and examples drawn from as wide a range of cultural contexts as possible. This will be reflected in the teacher's planning and learning resources.
Underpinning our SMSC policy are core values of tolerance, social justice, democracy, social enterprise, leadership and celebrating difference. A strength of education at Conisborough College is making a contribution to the school and local community and by doing so we develop a firm range of skills applicable to the world of work.
We work closely with community leaders, local services, businesses and schools locally and internationally to ensure our provision and opportunity is of the highest order.
Promoting Fundamental British Values
Students at Conisborough College come from all over the world and we aim to instil the British values outlined by the government in all students, so that they all understand what the people of our society see as being important and what we feel is right and wrong.
At Conisborough College, we actively promote a culture of mutual respect and tolerance, democracy, the rule of law, equal opportunities and freedom. British values permeate throughout the school curriculum and support the development of the whole child.
Consiborough College follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status or similar.
Conisborough College is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Students learn that their behaviour has an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of school, whether staff or students, should be treated respectfully.
Many languages are spoken at Conisborough College, which reflects how multicultural we are. Students here experience diversity on a day to day basis. Through assemblies, RE, PSHE and Citizenship and many other subject areas we deal with issues such as prejudice, discrimination, racism, sexism and bullying.
We agree with and uphold Department for Education's five British Values:
Collective Worship / Assembly Theme
A daily opportunity for students and staff to reflect during tutor time and assembly.
We aim to ensure:
All curriculum areas provide opportunities to:
All curriculum areas plan & provide opportunities to cultivate:
Practical activities to develop SMSC will include:
Links with the wider community
Monitoring and evaluation
Provision for SMSC is monitored and reviewed on a regular basis. This is achieved by:
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