At Stoney Middleton CE Primary School, we take our responsibility to prepare our children for life in modern Britain, and the modern world, very seriously. We strive to ensure that the fundamental British Values, Equality and Diversity are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. We are committed to the development of cohesive communities within our schools and our local, national and global neighbourhoods. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and our RE, PSHE and Worship sessions provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding.
We make a conscious effort to ensure that children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, visits and the use outdoor education in order to provide opportunities to embrace:
Difference and Diversity
Fairness and Social Justice
Exploration of Personal and Cultural identity
Interdependence, interaction and influence
For further information see our Equality, Diversity and British Values policy, agreed by the Governing Boards in September 2020
All schools in The Woodland Federation have begun to take the next steps in developing the global citizens of tomorrow, developing understanding of equality, in a variety of ways.
We are currently in the process of working towards The Rights Respecting Schools Award, an award which demonstrates a school's commitment to putting children's rights at the heart of their actions, whilst teaching about the importance of equal opportunities for all children through the use of the UN Convention on Rights of the Child as a basis for actions.
In addition to The Rights of the Child, the school aims to ensure that all children have a clear understanding of UNICEFs Sustainable Development Goals, 17 goals with the power to transform our world for all.
Surfers against Sewage is a marine conservation charity that is working with communities to protect the oceans, waves, beaches and marine life. Through this organisation, the schools are aiming to further reduce their use of plastic and to achieve the Plastic Free Schools Award.
Our action plans linked to Equality, Rights Respecting Schools, Sustainable Development Goals and Plastic Free Schools, will be added shortly.