Personal Development & British Values
At Highfield St Matthew's CE Primary, we recognise the importance of personal development and children having their own identity and aspirations for the future. As well as academic development, it is essential that children are given a range of opportunities, through the curriculum and beyond. We understand the crucial role our SHINE curriculum plays in this development.
British Values & SMSC
At Highfield St Matthew's Church of England Primary we aim to provide teaching and learning opportunities for all children to explore and aim to live by these values as we do our Christian Values.
Living out our Christian Vision, meeting requirements for collective worship, establishing a strong school ethos supported by effective relationships throughout the school, and providing relevant activities beyond the classroom are all ways of ensuring pupils’ wider development.
We aim to ensure our pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.
It is expected that our pupils should understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. Our school’s ethos and teaching supports the rule of English civil and criminal law.
At Highfield St Matthew's Church of England Primary we uphold British values through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through our SHINE Curriculum and supports the development of the whole child. We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all staff and provide a model of behaviour for our pupils. We use our Christian Vision and Values as a model to live out both within school and out of school.