Our Learning – Values

Subject leaders: Emma Eely & Rowena Baldwin

 

Our aim at Ardley Hill Academy is to build well-rounded children who have an understanding and appreciation of the world around them. We want to teach children the skills they need to support them emotionally, socially, morally and spiritually.

 

 

SMSC

 

SMSC is reflected in all curriculum and through aspects of school.

 

Social– we encourage positive social interaction through a variety of means. For example, circle time, group games and visits within the community.

Moral– there is a reward system in place which is then celebrated in a Friday Assembly.

Spiritual– weekly R.E. lessons and assemblies to celebrate achievements outside of school.

Cultural– we include some cultural learning during geography and R.E. lessons.

 

 

PHSE (SEAL)

 

We follow the SEAL scheme for PSHE teaching at Ardley Hill. The children have in-class SEAL assemblies and lessons where they spend time with their peers discussing important issues. The areas we cover include: New Beginnings, Going for Goals, Good to be Me, Changes, Relationships and Anti-Bullying. These cover the five social and emotional aspects of learning which are: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.

 

British Values

We celebrate British Values at Ardley Hill Academy these are: democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. This is in line with our aim of preparing children for the future. We want to teach children to be able to live and work alongside people from all backgrounds and cultures. Each classroom has a British Values display and we try to incorporate aspects of it throughout the whole curriculum.

 

 

Values School

 

At Ardley Hill we have a set of values that we celebrate and encourage. We have a value of the month and we award Dojo points to children who have displayed this value. A poster of the value is displayed around the school for the children.