Vision & Mission Statement

Staplecross Methodist Primary School – Our ValueSchool Vision: At Staplecross, we all learn together, look after each other and do all the good we can. Our school is a community where, reflecting a Methodist ethos, we all play our part in making sure everybody matters.

Staplecross Methodist Primary School aims to provide the best possible education by recognising that every child is special and has individual needs and abilities.

To achieve this, our aim is to

  • Provide a broad and balanced education based on Christian principles; which will develop the skills, abilities, attitudes and values of the whole child.

  • Develop and encourage good relationships between home and school and to recognise parents as “Partners in Learning”.

  • Treat all children as individuals and to meet their own specific needs.

  • Develop the child’s thirst for knowledge and offer a creative and stimulating curriculum.

  • Develop the moral and spiritual awareness of all people, regardless of colour, creed or religious beliefs.

  • Maintain a full and active part in the local Church and Community.

We encourage children to live on a wider map, to understand and challenge injustice and to engage in active global and local citizenship.

British Values

Democracy   UN CRC Article 12: Children have the right to say what they think should  happen,  when adults are making decisions that affect them,  and to have their opinions taken into account.

 

The rule of law   UN CRC Article 19: Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.

 

 Individual Liberty   UN CRC Article 31 All children have the right to relax and  play,  and to join in a wide range of activities.   UN CRC Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

 

Mututal  respect   UN CRC Article 2: The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.   UN CRC Article 30: Children have the right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.

 

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs   UN CRC Article 14: Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.  Parents should guide their children on these matters.

 

 

Links to School Values

Respect   Rights   Tolerance   Understanding

Respect   Co-operation   Courage   Responsibility   Honesty

Respect   Courage   Thoughtfulness   Co-operation

Respect   Friendship   Co-operation

Respect   Tolerance   Understanding   Co-operation

How we Promote it...
  • We have an elected School Council which changes each year.  This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.  
  • We encourage children to volunteer in and out of school, for example: Sports Leaders, lunch helpers, raising money for local and national charities.
  • Children learn about the beginnings of democracy when studying ancient civilisations, such as the Greeks.
  • Democracy is promoted through PSHE lessons and assemblies which can be used to highlight current political events in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • Our Year 5 and 6 pupils take part in our Cluster’s Schools’ Parliament and visit the Houses of Parliament to learn about democracy in our country.
  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy.  There are reward systems for good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through such things as ‘Star of the Week’.
  • Through our assemblies and PSHE lessons, children are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality, knowing right from wrong and doing the right think even when it is difficult.
  • Representatives of the Fire Brigade, NHS and Police visit the school to talk to the children about their role in society.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • Through our school values and the SEAL PSHE program, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration.  They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, music, sport, etc.
  • SEAL has specific units relating to individual liberty including Good to be Me.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including E Safety.  This is done through computing lessons, assemblies, outside visitors to school and the PSHE curriculum.
  • Opportunities are taken in the Curriculum and assemblies to teach about key world leaders who play a key role in championing human rights.
  • ‘We care for and respect each other ‘ is one of our Golden Rules displayed throughout the school.
  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy, Diversity and other related policies.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child.
  • Through our school values, SEAL scheme and PSHE, children are taught to respect each other, to be co-operative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences (The SEAL theme of Getting On and Falling Out explores these issues well).
  • Mutual respect is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.  This includes assemblies aimed at helping pupils understand specific special needs.
  • Adults and children are polite and courteous to each other, to visitors and to members of the public when we are out on school trips.
  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy, Diversity and other related policies.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through our RE scheme of work.  Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals.  
  • This is supplemented by Assemblies which also mark and celebrate significant Christian and other  festivals from other cultures.
  • Visits are made by the local vicar and Methodist minister and children have opportunities to visit places of worship.
Term Value Related spiritual value Global Dimension SEAL theme Related British Values
1 Friendship Thoughtfulness, caring Social Justice New beginnings We respect the culture and beliefs of others. We know that we are all special. We understand and respect the roles of people who help us. We understand the consequences of our actions. We treat everybody equally. We understand right from wrong. We listen to and respect other people’s opinions and values. We try to help other people.
2 Co-operation Patience, understanding Conflict Resolution Getting on and Falling out
3 Responsibility Rights, trust Human Rights Going for Goals
4 Honesty Trust, humility Sustainable Development Good to be me
5 Respect Tolerance, understanding Values and Perception Diversity Relationships
6 Courage Hope Steadfastness Interdependence Changes