St Anne’s Commitment to British Core Values
At St Anne’s we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We are fully committed to preparing our children for life in modern Britain promoting fundamental British values.
We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics which have strong links to our core values, vision and aims.
Last year all pupils from our 3 year olds through to Year 6 explored themes of diversity, respect and tolerance within our curriculum topic of ‘Lest We Forget.’ This was linked with the World War 1 Centenary year and culminated in a remembrance assembly in November for our pupils, parents and wider school community. Through our Creative Challenge Curriculum implemented in September 2017, we will continue to celebrate events and projects such as ‘18 for 18,’ Parliament Week, Lest We Forget and Refugee Week.
Across St Anne’s, our approach to the National Curriculum 2014 combined with our own Creative Challenge Curriculum is that we embrace and celebrate the many faces of diversity within our world, both past and present.
Our School of Sanctuary Award shows how St Anne’s is a school committed to being a safe and welcoming place for those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a place of safety. A School of Sanctuary is a school that helps its students, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the school community. It is a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.
St Anne’s is committed to the teaching of MFL, the children across KS1 & KS2 have Spanish lessons each week. We show our appreciation of different languages and cultures through celebration days for example Spanish Day which coincides with European Languages Day, International Mother Tongue Day, Language of the Month, Family Learning Day and Diwali.
Our extensive Extra Curricular timetables and PE Curriculum are inclusive and offer a wide and varied range of sporting activities allowing the children to accumulate credits in which to graduate from Children’s University.
On a weekly basis our school undertake collective worships and celebration assemblies that uphold traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance which are reflected within the displays within our learning environments. These British Core Values are taught within core subjects, SEAL, PSHE, RE, Collective Worship and most recently through the introduction of ‘Philosophy for Children’ which is to be disseminated throughout the school this year, via our internal CPD programme.