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SMSC and Promoting British Values



The school have a Pupil Task Force. Each member was voted for by their class. The Task Force is genuinely able to effect change within the school. As part of the Year 6 citizenship award the children visit the local council chambers with a special lesson about democracy and the importance of having a voice.


Democracy is also actively practised in classes with children voting on a range of issues, from how to spend money in their class, to how to improve the facilities in the school playground.


The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, is reinforced at Rockwell Green.


Pupils are taught from an early age the ‘rules’ of the school. These are our Rockwell Green Values. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.



Individual Liberty

At Rockwell Green, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries from where pupils can make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and RHSE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record their learning, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.


Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values - Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.


The development of children's social and emotional development is very important to us and our Behaviours for Learning policy focuses on identifying positives and strengths building children's self-esteem.


Anti-bullying has a high profile within the school with it being addressed through general classroom practice, the RHSE curriculum, assemblies and outside people, such as theatre groups.


Children are also taught about respect and bullying in the online world, through our learning platform and through regular e-safety lessons and assemblies. They also know what to do if they see something disrespectful.


Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Rockwell Green is not a diverse school; the majority of our pupils and all of our staff are white British. However, our Religious Education lessons, assemblies and RHSE lessons actively challenge stereotypes and reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others no matter their ethnicity, beliefs, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other protected characteristics (as outlined in the 2010 Equalities Act and article 14 of UNICEFs Rights of the child).


Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. The children, every two years, will visit at least one place of worship. This has been timetabled for years 1, 3 and 5, so that children will visit a place of worship for 3 major religions by the time they leave our school. Major religious festivals are acknowledged through assemblies and the RE curriculum.


At Rockwell Green, we actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to the values we hold as a school, including ‘extremist’ views.