Our promotion of British Values in school
Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools (Departmental advice for maintained schools November 2014) advised:
It is expected that pupils should understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. The schools’ ethos and teaching, which schools should make parents aware of, should support the rule of English civil and criminal law and schools should not teach anything that undermines it. If schools teach about religious law, particular care should be taken to explore the relationship between state and religious law. Pupils should be made aware of the difference between the law of the land and religious law.
Schools should 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. This can help schools to demonstrate how they are meeting the requirements of section 78 of the Education Act 2002, in their provision of SMSC.
Crookhorn Technology College 'Act of Remembrance'
Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. On the 11th November, Finley and Archie joined our local secondary school in their 'Act of Remembrance' as well as the services held across the Federation. They paid their respects to those lives lost in the war.
Celebrating British Values (Autumn Term)
These children have made an effort every day to make a positive contribution to our school. Everyone has noticed that they offer ideas and play their part as they contribute on how to change the future in school. They are learning to contribute to “democracy”, show "tolerance and respect for others", understand “Individual liberty” and abide "by the rule of law" which are key aspects of teaching British Values.
Celebrating British Values - Nominated Pupils for the Spring Term - 2016
Celebrating British Values - Nominated Pupils for the Summer Term - 2016
Celebrating British Values - Nominated Pupils for the Autumn Term - 2017
Breaking News! Springwood enjoyed a visit from our local MP Alan Mak.
Alan Mak MP said, “I had a fantastic time visiting Springwood Infant and Junior Schools, which are great local schools. The children had excellent questions, and were clearly very interested in my role as local MP. I look forward to welcoming them to Parliament!” Mak added, “Springwood Infant and Junior Schools have set a good example to our local schools by forming a school council so children’s opinions are heard on topics ranging from lunch arrangements to ideas to improve their community, showing a good understanding of democracy and mutual respect. I’m sure there are many future MPs amongst the children I met last week!”
The Conservative MP, Alan Mak, joined children from Year 2 and 3 to lay their wreath and pay their respects to the veterans who never came home. We will Remember them.
School Council Cluster Event
Springwood were delighted to host a cluster school council event and were joined by Alan Mak to discuss a range of topics. These included:
* Funding for free school meals in the infant school, could it extend to the junior school?
* Sports funding
* The sugar tax
* Smoking and littering in the local environment.
The schools involved were Purbrook Infant and Junior, Morelands Primary, Crookhorn College, Berewood and St Peter's Primary School. All involved demonstrated mutual respect and individual liberty. Alan spoke with children about the law and all contributed some very good ideas.
St George's Day Parade - Celebrating British Values.
On the 23rd April 2015, Springwood joined the Emsworth community and took part in its annual parade. We are very proud of our military neighbours on Thorney Island and St George’s Day gives residents and visitors the opportunity to show their gratitude to the men and women of our armed services for their unstinting dedication to duty and bravery under fire in extremely hostile conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
On May 7th 2015, election fever took hold of the Springwood Federation. Candidates from KS1 and KS2 presented their manifestos about how to improve lunchtimes across the schools. Meetings have been taking place across the federation.
The children enjoyed a visit from Alison who runs a disability workshop. Children explored trying to write with their feet if they did not have use of their hand or arm. It was challenging, but the children demonstrated mutual respect and tolerance.
Take on look on the Year 2 pages for more photographs and information about the visit.
Rugby Skills Festival
The festival captured democracy (who went first and why), mutual respect, taking a risk with something new, resilience and determination.
Our visit demonstrated mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.