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British Values and SMSC

Students are given the opportunity to develop SMSC through the curriculum, tutor time sessions and  assemblies. 
Spiritual Development  Spiritual development refers to developing a sense of identity and belonging, as well as understanding life’s purpose and meaning. It includes exploring and developing an individual’s own beliefs, values and experiences, as well as respecting the beliefs and experiences of others. At the Roseland Academy, students have the opportunity to explore their own personal values and beliefs and listen to others. An important aspect of spirituality is developing a sense of awe and wonder in our students which furthers their creativity and imagination. Students have a number of opportunities to develop their spirituality:‘Big questions’ mapped across curriculum areas and explored with students including ‘Should we put the environment before the economy?’; ‘Is loneliness a form of suffering?’; ‘Does creativity take courage?’.Law ClubThe Day articlesCelebration of religious holidays through assemblies and tutor time activitiesKey events e.g. Remembrance 
Moral Development  Moral development relates to developing a sense of right and wrong, as well as an understanding of how to behave in a  way that is consistent with one’s own values and beliefs. It also involves developing empathy and respect for others and their beliefs. At the Roseland Academy, students are guided to make the correct choices and display positive behaviours towards others which will enable them to live a safe and happy life. Our four core values, kindness, responsibility and ambition, in guiding students to be good people. We develop students’ morality in a number of ways:Police engagement Show Racism the Red CardCurrent affairs delivered through assemblies and use of Newsround Academy BfL system
Social Development Social development refers to developing relationships with others and understanding how to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures. It involves learning about social norms, customs and traditions, as well as developing social skills and the ability to communicate effectively. At The Roseland Academy, students are taught how to work together effectively with different ages, genders, races and religions. Students have the opportunity to develop their school community and contribute in their local community which ensures that when they leave school they can engage with society’s institutions and form successful relationships with others. We support students’ social development in a number of ways:Varied extra curricular programmeStudent LeadersKooth mental health workshopsDuke of Edinburgh AwardThe Brilliant Club PSHE programmeGreenpower EducationSpeakers for Schools
Cultural Development  Cultural development involves understanding and appreciating the richness and diversity of different cultures, and the ability to interact respectfully with people from different backgrounds. It involves learning about different customs, traditions and beliefs as well as understanding the historical and social contexts that shape them.At The Roseland Academy, students have opportunities to enhance their cultural capital through art, theatre and travel opportunities. Students’ cultural development is promoted in a number of ways:Trips and journeys to a wide range of places including, London, Oxford, Bath, Italy and BarcelonaPearl of Africa ChoirDia De Los MuertosPartnerships with local institutions including including Falmouth University, Celebration of key cultural events: Black History month, LGBTQ+ History MonthThen various opportunities provided to enable students to:Develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.Distinguish right from wrong and to respect the law of England.Accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and understand how they can contribute positively to their academy and community.Develop tolerance of others and their faith/beliefs.Encourage respect for others.In addition, SMSC activities promote fundamental British values.As a result of this work we expect our students to have:An understanding of how they as citizens, in our academy and in their local community, can bring about influence through a democratic process.An understanding regarding the rule of law and how it aims to protect individuals and the need for it to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all.An understanding of the freedom of choice, particularly related to choice regarding faith and beliefs, and how these choices are protected in law.An acceptance of others who hold differing beliefs, faiths and opinions and that tolerance is required, and how discriminatory or prejudicial behaviour is against the values and ethos of this academy but also is against the law.An understanding of the importance of identifying discriminatory behaviours and actions and also understanding that action needs to be taken to combat such behaviours.NB: Parts of the above are taken from ‘Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools’ – DfE, November 2014
British Values At the Roseland Academy, we promote fundamental British values in a number of ways:Our school curriculum and form time activities ensure that knowledge around democracy, law and different governments is gained.We hold regular student voice across all year groups on a variety of important matters including curriculum, extracurricular, healthy eating, the environment and wellbeing. Student ambassadors work alongside staff to ensure different points of view are listened to.Our RS and PSHE provision ensures an understanding of different faiths and respect for this. Our assembly calendar also ensures that different religious festivals are taught at different points in the year.Our extracurricular and supra-curricular programmes includes a plethora of activities with student led clubs such as Crochet Club.As a result of this work, we expect our students to have:An understanding of how they as citizens, in our academy and in their local community, can bring about influence through a democratic process.An understanding regarding the rule of law and how it aims to protect individuals and the need for it to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all.An understanding of the freedom of choice, particularly related to choice regarding faith and beliefs, and how these choices are protected in law.An acceptance of others who hold differing beliefs, faiths and opinions and that tolerance is required, and how discriminatory or prejudicial behaviour is against the values and ethos of this academy but also is against the law.An understanding of the importance of identifying discriminatory behaviours and actions and also understanding that action needs to be taken to combat such behaviours.NB: Parts of the above are taken from ‘Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools’ – DfE, November 2014/