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DIARY DATES

05/09/17 - School Opens

11/09/17 - One Page Profile Review @ 8:50-9:20

06/11/17 - Pupil Photographs

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES

 

The community room will be undergoing a refurbishment for the first few weeks of the summer
holidays. Access to the school field will still be allowed, but please be vigilant at all times as
there will be contractors and their vehicles on site. As a reminder, anyone using the school
grounds out of school hours do so at their own risk.

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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.

 

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