Our goal is to create a curriculum, which engages pupils and equips them with the skills and knowledge for life in modern Britain.
We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through our own ‘Vision and values’ and E-ACTs core principles, which infuses the ethos and work of the Academy. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering the understanding of these concepts and, in particular TOPIC, RE and PSHE. This provides excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.
Reedswood makes considerable effort to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience both within and beyond their own local community – during which these concepts are explored. For example: visits to the local places of worship; elaborating and embracing different cultures through topic lessons; participating in a wide range of sporting events; maintaining our local allotment and through regular assemblies.
|Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with difference Faiths and Beliefs.||Our vision and values|
SMSC links to each and every topic
PSHE planning and work
RE celebration days
British values day .
Links with local places of worship
Links with Walsall college and meeting local religious leaders (yr5)
Cultural and PHSE displays.
Green flag award
|Children can articulate why respect is important; how they show respect to others
Children can express positive feelings about themselves, the school and the local community
Children's behaviour demonstrates their good understanding of this value in action. And can discuss Reedswood’s Vision and core values.
Children are able to talk about the different faiths and cultures, which they learnt about.
They can ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions.
· All children have engaged in learning about faiths and beliefs different to their own.
|Democracy||Head boy and girl|
School Council meetings
Leadership meetings and pupil SEF
Eco council meetings and assemblies
RE & PSHE lessons planning and workbooks.
School behavior rules (created by the children)
Debate sessions within literacy and language
SMSC linked to each topic taught
Class and teacher led assemblies
Links and events with the local Mayor
|Children are able to work co-operatively in pairs, in groups and in whole class situations.
From an early age they understand about turn taking and respecting the views of others.
Children are given opportunities to express themselves
Children work well together in a range of sporting events
|Rule of Law||School behavior (cloud) system|
School council meeting
Eco council meetings
Links with the local police
Completing the A* Stars program .
RE and PSHE planning and work books.
Clear attendance policy
Celebration, SLT and class Assemblies
|Behaviour is good/outstanding across the school
Children are able to articulate how and why we need to behave in school and demonstrate they understand and can abide by these.
Children behavior outstandingly when on class trips out of school both in and outside of the school day
During the last 3 academic years no children have been permanently excluded from school
|Respect for Self and others.||RE and PSHE Lesson plans and workbooks|
Circle times and talking snack time in EYFS
Record and Photos of Charity Work, Red nose day, Harvest Festival, support the local hospital who is caring for a student.
SMSC across the whole curriculum
Links with the NHS
Schools vision and values
Mental health display
|Children understand about the importance of accepting responsibility
Children’s opinions are valued and sort after regularly