All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.
At West Kidlington Primary School and Nursery, we actively promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development through our broad and balanced curriculum.
What does this mean?
We explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values. We support children in understanding themselves, others and their surrounding world. We encourage our children to use their imagination, be creative and reflective.
We expect children to understand right from wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.
We encourage and support our children to use a range of social skills; participate in their 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.
We appreciate cultural influences; we appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; we encourage children to participate in culture opportunities; we understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.
THE SCHOOL IS PARTIALLY OPEN FOR CRITICAL KEY WORKING FAMILIES AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN
Updated 19th May
Dear parents and carers,
Thank you to those who sent kind comments after they received my letter on Friday evening. All staff members in every White Horse Federation school are making preparations for reopening in June. As we prepare to reopen our primary schools to children in reception and years 1 and 6, we need to gather indicative numbers from parents and carers who intend for their child to return.
Regardless of your choice to send / not send your child(ren), please ensure you complete this very short survey if you have children in reception and years 1 and 6 to help us prepare. [Click Here]
If you want your child(ren) to attend school when we reopen, we will send you an online booking form in the coming week that you will be expected to complete. This will confirm that your child(ren) will be attending school when we reopen. If you choose not to send your child(ren) to school, this is entirely your choice and no punitive action will be taken.
When we reopen schools, we will make every effort to mitigate any risks to children, staff, and families. Here are some of the conditions and circumstances that we will be putting into our schools in preparation for reopening:
We will only be open for non-key worker and non-vulnerable children in reception, year 1, and year 6 for two consecutive days a week for face-to-face teaching.
We will continue to be open for children of critical key workers and for vulnerable children regardless of year group for five days a week.
For all children in other year groups, the online home learning offer will continue as usual.
Thank you for assisting us with our preparations for reopening. I wish you continued good health and look forward to the safe reopening of our schools.