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PSHCE and Life in Modern Britain

Priory Belvoir Academy actively promotes 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 is done through the effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, through the inclusion of our well-rounded programme of collective assemblies, PSHCE and Citizenship lessons, extra-curricular activities and work within our local community.

Through our provision we endeavour to:-

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.

This is developed via; RE and Philosophy and Ethics lessons, Assemblies, PSHCE and Citizenship lessons, rewards and sanctions policy, presentations in class and class assemblies.

At Key Stage 4 this continued development is done via; participation in extracurricular activities, presentations in class, whole centre activities and student briefings

  • enable students  to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;

This is developed via; PSHCE, Humanities lessons and Assemblies. It is also developed through  Academy policies for the welfare, health and safety and behaviour (which include rewards and sanctions and rewards) 

At Key Stage 4 this is further analysed and discussed through; participation in extracurricular activities, community mornings, whole centre activities and student briefings.

  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;

This is developed through implementing the behaviour policy, numerous charity fund raising activities such as Christmas shoe box appeal, Poppy appeal, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Sports relief, Grantham food bank.

At Key Stage 4 students independently raise money for several charities.  In addition they volunteer at a number of local community provisions including Birchwood Special School and the Grove Primary School.

  • enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England

This is developed through various assemblies where external visitors such as The Police and the Fire Service ontribute. Also, pupils vote every year to uphold the 2 minute silence for Remembrance.  

At Key Stage 4 various events allow for this; the Health Fair which has representatives from the Police and National Health Service. tThe Fire Service also come to the academy and demonstrate the consequences of dangerous driving.  In additional topical coverage is included in community mornings.

  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;

This is developed via; Assemblies, cultural days, European Day of Languages, MFL, Humanities, RE and PSHCE lessons.

At Key Stage 4 cultural traditions are observed through the canteen menu, the community morning programme, European language days and trips.

  • enable students to understand and appreciate the history, heritage and wide ranging cultural influences that underpin our individual and shared experience of life in modern Britain.

This is developed via; Remembrance day assembly and other Commemorative Assemblies, Year 7 trip to Ironbridge, birthplace of the industrial revolution, Yr 9 trip to France, London and Beth Shalom, Year 10 trip to Barcelona, History and English curriculum, Leavers Prom, numerous fund raising activities.

At Key Stage 4 this is achieved by observing commemorative occasions, community morning participation, activities put on by the student council and community morning dialogue.

  • encourage respect for other people;

This is developed via: school behaviour policy, rewards and sanctions, RE, MFL, PSHCE and Citizenship lessons, Assemblies.

At Key Stage 4 this is developed during the transition process and continues through induction via tutorial time and assemblies.

  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

This is developed via; School council elections, interviews for head boy/girl, D of E, student voice panels, student vote to choose new girls skirt, Leavers Prom committee, Prefect system.

At Key Stage 4 this is done through visiting speakers, Learners with Voices, the local Young Mayor Election and community mornings.

  • Enable our students to develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about the world around them and participate actively in artistic, sporting or cultural activities.

This is developed via; Year 7 pantomime, sporting fixtures, School Magazine ‘Harangue’, Numerous theatre and cinema visits for each year group, Field trips, Library, European Day of Languages, Maths Challenge.

At Key Stage 4 this is actively engaged within subject areas by teachers demonstrating their passion for their subject.  Promotion of a thirst for knowledge is actively encouraged through a variety of teaching strategies including visiting speakers and visits.

We believe that if our students are able to develop all of the skills and qualities listed above, then this will allow them to participate fully in life in Modern Britain.