SMSC & British Values
Selly Park has an SMSC and British Values Policy that supports and reinforces the aims of Selly Park Technology College, valuing all students equally and as individuals. All staff work together to create a happy, challenging, stimulating and caring environment in which students can enjoy their time at school and celebrate their achievement.
Every year and SMSC action plan is created to support and reinforce the aims of Selly Park Technology College, valuing all students equally and as individuals. The plan ensures all staff work together to create a happy, challenging, stimulating and caring environment in which students can enjoy their time at school and celebrate their achievement.
There is an SMSC and British Values assembly calendar to address the spiritual aspect of quiet and reflection – in particular, using past and present role models from the world and encouraging community participation.
A coding system has been created for both SMSC and BV whereby a bank of teacher-friendly statements are used to describe what is happening in lessons. This coding system can be seen on all lesson plans and schemes of work. It is also used on Selly Park’s SMSC and BV auditing tool “SMSC grid”
The SMSC grid is a quick and easy way to track and monitor provision across the school. It can show at a glance where there may be gaps in provision. In addition, it has increased confidence in the staff’s understanding of SMSC while enabling teachers to see what others are doing and reflect effectively on their own practice. The SMSC grid builds a repository of SMSC evidence which we can analyse and act upon data effectively.
Over the past two years, there have been three whole school and six optional staff training sessions for staff on SMSC and British Values. Every department has a Staff SMSC leader and staff regularly use the SMSC recourse bank. Every department has created SMSC posters and British Value mind maps to celebrate what they are doing in lessons. Senior leaders conduct SMSC learning walks and elect an SMSC department of the month.
Form classes in all years have created their own assembly on both SMSC and British Values. Students in year eight enjoyed British Values Day in May. SMSC and British Values are widely discussed in all lessons as well as theme days, global learning and school committees such as Unicef, Eco-schools and Fairtrade groups.