As a church school. we pride ourselves on our SMSC provision, which has been re-validated in our last SIAMS inspection as outstanding.
Children have opportunities to xplore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Children can recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Children use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
Last year our focus was “When I Grow Up….”, and you can see, in the document below, all that the children experienced and enjoyed. This year our focus will be “Who Do We Think We Are?” (WDWTWA). Across the year we will be exploring and celebrating with the children our place within Cornwall, within Great Britain & within the world. We want to be loud & proud in celebrating our differences as well as our recognising all that we have in common with people around the world. We also want to be inspired to be the very best that we can be both now and into the future.
Every year we have a special SMSC focus for the school where we create though-provoking enrichment opportunities across the year which develop the children’s ability to demonstrate skills, attitudes and values that will allow them to participate fully inand contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
Friendship & Anti-Bullying
At Archbishop Benson School we take a strong stance on all forms of bullying or discrimination. We believe that in the vast majority of cases bullying occurs where friendship issues are not addressed effectively when they first occur. This is why we have been very proactive in creating our 5 Steps to Friendship Code document (see below).
Every year we have a whole-school Friendship/Anti-Bullying focus to empower children develop the skills and attitudes to be able to build and maintain positive relationships within our school family and beyond.
Last year our focus was It’s Cool To Be Kind! and you can see, in the document below, how we have worked with the children to raise their understanding of human rights, citizenship and core values.
This year our focus is “We All Bee-Long!” The children will engage in a variety of though-provoking opportunities ranging from National Anti-Bullying Week in November (our annual blue theme links to the B.L.U.E. slogan which stands for Be Lovely and Understanding to Everyone) to celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week in February.
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