Curriculum

SPIRITUAL, MORAL, SOCIAL & CULTURAL EDUCATION

In today’s world, providing guidance on navigating the complexities of modern life is perhaps more pertinent than ever. At no point in history has our access to information and diverse opinion been so readily available and as societies across the world become increasingly globalised, so must our thinking and teaching evolve accordingly.

With this comes an increased responsibility to help our young people form their own ideas that have sound foundations in fairness, fact and tolerance. 

Stourport High School’s Statement of British Values

At SHS we seek to promote values which are at the same time universal and local. The universal values link us to people around the world who seek to be good citizens, free and respectful members of their communities, supportive of each other and observant of shared moral codes. The institutions which promote these values are of course distinct from their locality, their time and their national setting. At SHS, whilst fostering an open and global outlook, we seek to engage our students fully with the democratic, legal and cultural institutions and practices which are distinctively British in character. These include:

• A familiarity with the workings of the UK parliamentary system, functions of local and district councils, the importance of voting, the mechanisms of representation and the checks and balances that form our ancient, but evolving democracy.

• An understanding of the rule of law and the roles of the judiciary, magistrates, lawyers and juries.

• Support for the plurality of opinions and the need for freedom of expression.

• An appreciation of and respect for diversity in faith, opinion and sexuality.

• A pursuit of fairness in our dealings with others, on a personal and an institutional level.

• Promotion of civic responsibility and participation in community life.

• Support for those who cannot easily support themselves for a range of reasons, or those struck by disaster.

• An appreciation of the cultural traditions and canon of work (musical, visual, dramatic, intellectual and sporting) that make up the sum of British culture and a commitment to promote access to the wealth of these traditions.

We believe that by systematically ensuring that these values inform our practice as a school and our behaviour as individuals we will and to promote a positive citizenship, a sound basis for learning and increased life chances.

Our educational programme covers a broad variety of issues that range from the personal such as mental health, relationships and bullying to awareness of societal topics such as religion, racism and gang violence. These themes are sensitively covered at a level that is appropriate to individual year groups.

Full details of this year’s SHS SRE & SMSC Summary 2017-18. For further information please contact Mr Parry or email office@shs.saet.co.uk

Dates for SMSC Days:

Day 1     October 2018

Day 2    November 2018

Day 3     February 2019

Day 4     June 2019

 

Sexual Relationship Education (SRE) Sessions will be held during Period 1 of the following days:

Dates of the SMSC programme for 2018-19 will appear here shortly.

All Different, All Equal

for #Antibullyingweek2017

Friday 17 November 2017: This week students engaged in a number of activities to raise awareness of the national campaign for ‘Anti-Bullying Week’.  The Student Support Team set up a photo booth in Student Reception and also in The Hub where students could pledge to help stamp out bullying both inside and outside of school.

The Community Ambassadors organised and lead assemblies to all year groups to promote anti-bullying in and around SHS and our e-Safety Community Ambassadors met after one assembly to create an action plan for an e-Safety Google Classroom.  Community Ambassadors in Year 7 created a rota to deliver e-Safety to Year 7 tutor groups and reviewed a new student-friendly bullying ‘flow tree’ to show how to get support in school .

Students were asked to think about people in their tutor group, year group, class and the whole school and then consider what it would be like if we were all the same.  We all have differences that should be celebrated not stereotyped.  If we were all the same the world would be a much duller place.

Today, in conjunction with Children In Need Day 2017, students and staff donated £1 to charity to wear a onesie to show that we are ‘All Different, All Equal’ and everyone gathered on the school field to spell out the word ‘EQUAL’ which was photographed overhead by a drone.  Follow us on Twitter @stourporthigh to see all of the pictures and check out our fantastic video taken from a drone.