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School Aims and Values

The school's aims are to:

Sidemoor First School's aims: create a happy, stimulating and safe learning environment for both children and adults;
Sidemoor First School's aims: develop a love of learning and the opportunity for each individual to achieve their full potential and to develop and explore their own interests in a secure and challenging environment;
Sidemoor First School's aims: enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners, able to apply their skills;
Sidemoor First School's aims: create an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding and consideration for the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others;
Sidemoor First School's aims: develop children's self esteem, resilience, personal development and wellbeing;
Sidemoor First School's aims: promote individual and collective responsibility;
Sidemoor First School's aims:

enable children to value and be valued as part of their community.

 

The Children's aims are to:

have a happy, safe, exciting school;

 love to learn and be the best we can;

 be confident;

 respect and be tolerant of others;

 feel good about ourselves;

 take responsibility for myself and others;

 value our community.

 

School Curriculum

 

 

 The children, staff, governors and parents have worked together to produce our mission statement;

 

 

‘Sidemoor a place to flourish and grow’

 

 

Alongside this the children then came up with and voted on a list of learning behaviours to help them develop a thirst for learning. (known as)

 

Sidemoor Seeds of Success

 

Stickability - perseverance, resilience, challenge

 

Try something new - risk-taking

 

Understand others - empathy, co-operation, collaboration

 

Be independent

 

Improve

 

Believe in yourself

 

 

Underpinning everything we do in the curriculum is a relentless focus on the acquisition of basic skills.

 

Sidemoor Non-Negotiables

 

Cross-curricular, skills-based

 

Wow in, wow out – sharing event

 

Philosophy for Children

 

Talk for write

 

Enterprise (at least once per year)

 

Sidemoor Drivers

 

(To be considered in all curriculum planning)

 

Environmental awareness

 

Cultural diversity

 

Community and locality

 

Learning outside the classroom

 

   

Promoting British Values at Sidemoor First School and Nursery

   

The DfE have emphasised that there is a need to “enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

   

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014). At Sidemoor First School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

   

Democracy

 

We have a School Council with representatives from each year group voted in by their class members. The Council is able to effect change within the school and brings ideas to School Council meetings from their classes.

   

Through Philosophy for Children and our curriculum children are taught to express their own views and to respect the views and opinions of others. They are taught to question, reflect, debate and reason. They are also taught about, and encouraged to respect, public institutions and services.

   

Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school and suggestions for improvement.

   

Pupils are selected at random for pupil conferencing meetings with members of the staff to seek their views and opinions on a range of school and community issues.

   

All parents, carers and children can make comments on learning at Sidemoor.

   

The Rule of Law

 

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Sidemoor. Pupils are taught from an early age the school rules . Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

   

Individual Liberty

 

At Sidemoor First School pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education.

   

Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms for example through e-safety and PSHE work.

   

Sidemoor has a robust anti-bullying culture and behaviour and safety policies are in place.

   

There are many opportunities at Sidemoor when children are given the freedom to make choices during the school day and through extra-curricular experiences.

   

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

 

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect.

   

Sidemoor provides opportunities for the children to visit places of significant cultural interest, places of worship and we actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school.

 

Our curriculum encompasses a range of cultural, moral and religious beliefs and encourages children to broaden their knowledge and understanding.

   

Mutual respect is reiterated through our class rules. Pupils set high expectations of themselves and others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sidemoor First School, Perryfields Road, Bromsgrove, B61 8QN
Tel: 01527 872271, e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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