How do we promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British Values at Chantry Middle School?
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the child is recognised by staff, directors and parents as being of fundamental importance within our commitment that each individual matters and will be valued for the contribution to the world in which they live.
It is taught through all subjects of the curriculum and underpins the strong foundations of which the ethos of the school is built. It supports all areas of learning and can contribute to the child’s motivation to learn. Our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education promotes “British Values” and these values – democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs – permeate our school’s curriculum and support the development of the ‘whole child’.
We recognise that such development is most successful when these values and attitudes – at the heart of what we do in school – are modelled and promoted by all our staff.
At Chantry Middle School we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that enriches our pupils. We want our students to understand and be tolerant of difference and diversity as well as being able to thrive in an environment where they can feel valued and not marginalized.
PSHE & Citizenship
At Chantry Middle School we aim to provide the pupils with broad range of opportunities to develop their personal, social, health and economic education including safe practices. In order to successfully achieve this, many lessons have specific SMSC links and this is supported through Citizenship and PSHE, which takes place every Friday afternoon.
In line with the current national guidelines there is a strong focus on British Values which is then supplemented by a number of current issues in society today; with the sole aim of preparing our pupils for life both in and out of school, as they continue on their life journey.