At Spring Hill High School SMSC is developed through:
- Personalised curriculum
- Engaging in a range of social situations
- Developing an awareness and respect for diversity
- Developing an understanding of right and wrong
- Developing the communication skills to make choices about likes/dislikes in school, then educational visits in the wider community
- Taking part in sporting opportunities
- Taking part in cultural opportunities
- Taking part in artistic opportunities; theatre, music and arts.
Promoting British Values
Our Values Statement
We promote ‘British Value’ through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the school’s curriculum and supports the holistic development of all of our students. We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all staff in accordance with the school’s use of the family social model. This provides a model of behaviour for all of our students. The curriculum offers broad and balanced opportunities, which are differentiated and personalised to meet the needs of each individual.
‘British Values’ have been identified as:
Democracy is modeled throughout the school.
Through the school’s student council we ensure that students are given a voice to communicate.
Through the school’s Responsibility Points System we empower our students by providing them with opportunities to make the appropriate choices.
Our weekly tutorials give students an opportunity to making their voice heard. By valuing each ‘voice’ and by listening and responding to that voice we demonstrate to the students that we support democracy and liberty.
Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced in our support of positive behaviours at Spring Hill High School.
Our codes of behaviour teach students how to make decisions and choices that are acceptable to the school, community and society. Students are taught how to manage their behaviour and take responsibility for their actions. Students come to appreciate the rules of the school because they are linked to their rights and responsibilities. We support students to understand the connection between actions and consequences.
Within school, students are actively encouraged to make choices.
The school provides a safe and supportive environment for students to learn how to make the right choice. We endeavour to demonstrate that everyone has rights; this includes the right to say 'Yes' or 'No' to ideas or activities.
The school provides the consistent boundaries for students to make free choices safely .
Our empowering curriculum provide students with an understanding of how to exercise their rights and personal freedoms, and advises on how to exercise these: for example through E-safety and PHSE lessons.
Promoting independence is an important part of teaching our students how to understand themselves and their personal freedoms.
Our multi-cultural school believes in ‘respect for all’
One of the school’s Responsibility Points is to show and earn respect. This teaches students the value of a respect in a multicultural environment.
We promote each student's inclusion in activities, settings and locations that are appropriate to them individually to meet their needs. This encourages them to work with other students and come to appreciate their differences.
Our activity based curriculum encourages our students to go out into the community to meet with a range of people in a variety of situations. These include: sports events, community events and whole school events. We believe it is important to facilitate opportunities to be part of the community as the students, families and staff have much to offer in the development of community cohesion.
Fair play and team spirit is encouraged all activities that students do.
We are fortunate at Spring Hill High school to be a part of an amazingly diverse school.
Cultural appreciation and development forms part of our curriculum.
Our diverse staff population gives students an opportunity to experience first hand a number of different cultures and religions, which they enjoy and appreciate.
Our friendly family ethos, which promotes respect for all, encourages students to appreciate their own sexuality and respect the sexuality of others. The security of the environment gives students an opportunity to speak freely about their sexuality.
We encourage participation in events and celebrations to broaden all students’ experiences and awareness of others.This is completed through awareness weeks with key themes and topics such as black history month, national autism awareness week, faith celebrations and celebrations from a range of faiths and world events.