At Shotley Bridge Primary School we recognise that children learn and thrive when they are healthy, safeguarded from harm and engaged. Therefore, our fundamental aim is to provide a secure, healthy, happy and hardworking environment in which children of all abilities can learn with confidence.
We want our children to:
We encourage the physical and mental well being and healthy lifestyles of all children.
We provide a secure, caring and supportive environment in which all children have equal access to the curriculum and are encouraged to strive for excellence.
We develop confidence and self esteem in all children, encouraging them to show respect for others and tolerance of opinions and beliefs.
Enjoy & Achieve
We provide a broad curriculum through which children will develop a sense of direction and purpose and a real enthusiasm for learning.
We encourage independent, active learning giving children opportunities to work in a variety of ways and groupings and strive to meet individual needs.
Make a Positive Contribution
We encourage children to take responsibility and contribute positively to the life of the school community and ultimately to develop the qualities, knowledge skills and understanding needed to play a full and active part in a modern multi-cultural society.
Achieve Economic Well-Being
We promote a climate of life-long learning for children and adults associated with the school.
In our school we all uphold the British Values of: democracy, rule of law, individual liberty mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. Please refer to the document below.
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
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 Shotley Bridge Primary School we provide lots of opportunities for children to develop in SMSC.