Our vision of ‘Achieving our Full Potential’ encompasses everything we do and offer here at Shotley Bridge Primary School for all stakeholders including; children, staff, Governors, families and our local community. We do this by providing a welcoming, happy, safe and supportive learning environment. Our inclusive curriculum offer, enrichments and work within the village provides the opportunities and support that is required to ensure that all stakeholders continue to ‘achieve’ physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
Our values are based on character traits that we promote through everything we do. Our whole school approach supports all stakeholders to be
Kind Courageous Inclusive
Conscientious Independent Honest
We try to be the very best version of ourselves by incorporating these values in our daily life at school and at home.
To support our learning and development, we all uphold the British Values of:
Democracy – A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
Rule of law – The need for rules to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live and work.
Individual Liberty – Protection or our rights and the rights of others around us.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs – Understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting those values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own onto them.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)
To develop ourselves fully, we understand the importance of SMSC:
Spiritual – explore beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity.
Moral – recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social – Investigate social and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the fundamental values of British democracy.
Cultural – Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
At SBPS we provide many enriching opportunities for children to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.