We have weekly reflection time in our RE sessions in which children explore big questions and moral dilemmas. These sessions enable children to know they are of immense worth and that they can make a valuable contribution to their school community and the wider world.
We will look for opportunities to embrace our our local area, ensuring children to learn to understand and appreciate the wonders and beauty of nature. We want to spend time learning beyond the classroom; to explore and discover. We aim for all children to take part in Forest Schools lessons.
Metacognition will become an integral part our curriculum. Children will have an opportunity to learn about learning in our weekly ‘Learnology’ sessions. The sessions will allow children to understand themselves as learners and to know about the process of learning. This empowers children to make a difference in their lives and helps them understand their responsibility for their learning.
We recognise the importance of preparing our children for life in modern Britain. We will continue to celebrate diversity through our inclusive community. We will forge strong links with contrasting communities and look for learning opportunities beyond The Dales.
Promoting healthy living is a key feature within our schools. Through our excellence in sports, lessons in food technology and promoting a growth mindset, we are helping our children to develop healthy bodies and minds.
As a Christian School, the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development of our pupils lies at the heart of all that we do. Our Curriculum threads SMSC across all subjects areas and school life and ensures pupils are aware of Christian values and the history and values of Britain. It also helps to prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain. We have an SMSC team who work across the federation. This team is made up of leaders and Governors who work together to ensure that we enhance children’s spiritual development.
We teach children how to keep safe; through a range of different learning experiences. These include teaching PSHE, in collective worship and sessions from specialist support agencies, for example related to internet safety, road awareness and fire safety. See our safeguarding curriculum on the ‘safeguarding’ page.