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DIARY DATES

18/10/17 - Eagles Trip to Eden Camp

19/10/17 - Y5/6 Campsmount Open Evening

20/10/17 - Non uniform day - dress in blue to support Anti-Bullying (£1 please)

20/10/17 - School Closes

30/10/17 - School Opens

01/11/17 - Reception and Nursery Parent Information Session @ 14:30

06/11/17 - Pupil Photographs

08/11/17 - Lions Trip to Ledston

Wc 20/11/17 - Parents evenings

23/11/17 - Non uniform day - Christmas tombola donations please!

25/11/17 - Christmas Fair @ 12:00-15:00 

30/11/17 - Bags 2 School Collection

01/12/17 - Starfish and Dolphins Trip to Eureka

11/12/17 - Christmas service at church 

13/12/17 - EYFS nativity @2pm

14/12/17 - KS1 nativity @2pm 

20/12/17 - KS2 Christmas carol singalong in the hall 

16/01/18 - Y5 and Y6 SATS Parent Information Session @ 15:45

23/01/18 - Y2 SATS Parent Information Session @ 15:45

30/01/18 - Y1 Phonics Parent Information Session @ 15:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES 

If you would like to place an order for Christmas Cards designed by your child, follow the instructions on the order form, and hand back original artwork and forms to the school office no later than Thursday 19th October.

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Kirk Smeaton C of E VC Primary School

 

 

At Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School we believe that every child has a talent to be nurtured;

This means that every child who attends our school, regardless of their gender, race, culture, or disability is given the same opportunity, encouragement and inspiration to achieve their full potential. We nurture our children as individuals; helping them every day to develop emotionally, physically and spiritually.

 

 

Valuing everyone at Kirk Smeaton C of E CV School;

  • We provide a caring Christian environment to nurture all children to reach their full potential
  • Christian ethos underpins every aspect of school life
  • We share Christian worship
  • The school has a vibrant and meaningful prayer life
  • Religious Education is given a high priority
  • Religious Education which emphasises an understanding of and positive engagement with the Christian faith
  • Opportunities to appoint Christian staff who will support the school's foundation
  • Church appointed foundation governors
  • Christian love, value and respect for all in the school, home, church, community and world
  • Christian respect for other people's faith and culture
  • Mutually supportive links between church, home and school
  • Pastoral support provided by the church
  • Christian ethos permeates the school
  • We care and develop children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Preparation for an appreciation of life in modern Britain.
  • We provide pastoral support for all children
  • We teach SEAL to support the social and emotional aspects of learning
  • We support local and national charities
  • We have a democratic system when appointing members of all our councils
  • We run school, eco and JRSO councils
  • We ask the children to show talents to others during assemblies
  • Children run assemblies and are in charge for Christian values around school
  • We have playground buddies, class buddies, circle of friends to support all children
  • We value and enjoy learning about different religions, cultures, sexuality and race.
  • We are committed to ensuring safety of all young people and their families.

 British Values

Kirk Smeaton C of E School is committed to serving its community.  It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Kirk Smeaton C of E School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The academy uses strategies within the National curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students.   The examples that follow show some of the many ways Kirk Smeaton C of E School seeks to embed British values.

Democracy

The principle of democracy is consistently being reinforced, with democracy processes being used for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for Head Boy and Girl and Prefects positions, Form and Sport Captains and Student Parliament members. The principle of democracy is also explored in the History and Religious Studies curriculum as well as in form time and assemblies. 

The rule of law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced. 
Students are taught the rules and expectations of the school which are highlighted by the student code of conduct and student expectations.  Students are taught the value and the reasons behind laws that 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 reinforce this message.

Individual liberty

At Kirk Smeaton C of E School, students are actively encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Staff at Kirk Smeaton C of E  School educate and provide boundaries for students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. 

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through e-safety and Form Time work.

We has a robust anti-bullying culture and has in place a comprehensive Behaviour for Learning Policy.

Mutual Respect

Respect is a strong part of our School and is part of its Mission Statement & Values.  Students learn that their behaviours has an effect on their own rights and those of others.  All members of the school community treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through its teaching and learning environments. 

Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum by providing the opportunity for students to express their views in a safe environment.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

This is achieved though equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving the opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community.  Students benefit from a number of international visitors, including students from other continents and cultures.  Additionally, students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school and celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year.  The Religious Studies curriculum, which is compulsory for all students up to the end of KS4, provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. 

Kirk Smeaaton C of E School strives endlessly to ensure that its students leave with the strongest foundation of values upon which to build a successful life and a successful contribution to our Society.

 

Some of the amazing things we do at Kirk Smeaton C of E School

 

 

 

Residential trips- developing team working

and mutual respect for others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Gardening club to develop the school grounds.

Eco council tidy up the school and grow flowers and vegetables to sell to the community. 

Eco council sell cereal bars and the money raised is used to make the school a better place for the community.

 

We have grandparent parties, where we serve the community teas, coffee and cake and perform for them. 

We have mothers day, red nose days, fathers days activities to share and show appreciation of all those around us.

We have concerts for all the classes to show case their drama skills to parents and community members.

 

We had Mr Bloom to come and work with the children in opening a garden area.  He told us about the importance of looking after ourselves and wildlife. 

 

We did a race for charities.  All the classes  donated money to a class charity. 

School council- we vote for who we want to see

Thunks- we have philosophical questions each week

Debates- we share debates each week.

We sent lots of old books and clothes to an African school.

We have a current affairs assembly, where we talk about issues in the world and how we can help them.

We took part in a community development scheme- all the children were given activities to help others ie. take out a neighbours bin etc.

Boccia- we have wheelchair basketball, this gives the children insight into disabilities.

We go to church regularly and share our faith with others.

We have invited Bollywood dancers into school to show different cultures and traditions.

We celebrate black history month, anti bullying weeks and disability days.

 

 

 

 

Safety of all

Please see https://www.ceop.police.uk/ for information on keeping children safe.

All staff and governors are trained in prevent and child protection, for more information please see the links below.

 
http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness/01/index.html

www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk