St. Christopher's The Hall School
Independent Preparatory School for Boys and Girls 3-11 in Beckenham

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SMSC (Spritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) Development and British Values at St. Christopher’s The Hall

British values as defined by Ofsted -

'How the school prepares pupils positively for life in modern Britain and promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith' (Nov 2014).

How St. Christopher’s prepares pupils positively for life in modern Britain -

Children at the school follow the SEAL programme of study (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) which takes place in the timetable although the themes are embedded in and referenced in daily life. The themes covered over the year as follows -

MICHAELMAS     New beginnings      Getting on and falling out
LENT Going for goals Say no to bullying, Good to be me
SUMMER Relationships Changes

Through fundraising by the children, parents and staff for a range of charities across the school year, children gain a knowledge of a cross section of life which they would not normally be exposed to which deepens their understanding of life generally.

How children learn about ‘Democracy’ at St. Christopher’s -

Working for the Lupus CharityVoting for School Council (Pupil Voice) and Y6 positions of responsibility

Seeking opinions of parents and locals with respect of planning permissions, Travel Plan etc

Promotion of listening to and respecting others’ opinions

Pupil Voice included in Kindergarten reports

Curriculum study: History Anne Frank, the Holocaust, Martin Luther King Social history

How children learn about ‘The rule of law’ at St. Christopher’s -

Children in the school follow the St. Christopher’s Code of Conduct together with class rules & charters

School Council (Pupil Voice) have discussed rewards and sanctions

RE curriculum ensures children are aware and discuss the different rules within World Religions

Discussion of Current Affairs

Discussion of elements of education system in France compared to England

How children learn about ‘Individual liberty’ at St. Christopher’s -

remembrance sundayEncourage respect and good choices with leadership opportunities

House events

Talent show

Celebrating personal achievements as part of a Friday assembly

Classroom displays of work

Through books and posters around the school

How children learn about ‘mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith' at St. Christopher’s.

Minibus in AfricaRespect for traditions / beliefs / cuisine of different countries (i.e French Café, visits to synagogue)

Monday assembly covers SEAL themes together with a range of festivals from World Religions

World Religions are studied throughout the R.E. curriculum