The social development of pupils is shown by their:
- Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
- Willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
- Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully and contribute positively to life in modern Britain
Where is this in Kings furlong Junior School?
- Our classes are mixed ability, sex and race. The children work together will each other in a safe, respecting environment as they follow the Learning Behaviours of the school.
- The children elect a school council, of all abilities, sexes and races that brings about change within the school.
- Within the classroom the children volunteer for class jobs and responsibilities.
- Within the school children can volunteer for duties e.g. library. Also Year 6 children carry out duties for playtime and lunchtime.
- Circles of friends are set up for children who are struggling to develop friendships
- The school offers a wide variety of after school clubs where the children can socialise and learn with all year groups.
- Colour teams, based on the reward system, fosters team work. The children elect colour captains from Year 6 to represent them. There are team meetings when the children discuss progress of merits.
- The school has an active group of Young Interpreters which is represented by every class. The children meet weekly to discuss how they can support EAL children.
- Tolerance and acceptance of others is a key concept that is discussed in RE, Circle time and other lessons.
- During school trips children are taught to respect others within the community.
- The British values of democracy are promoted through the use of elections for roles, learning behaviours of respect and responsibility, and tolerance of those with different faiths.
- A successful, whole school event took place at election time in May 2015 to teach the children about democracy, propaganda, public speaking and voting. Each class decided on a way to improve our school, with the availability of a small grant. Classes presented their ideas to each other, and all pupils voted on their favourite idea after much debate. A long jump sand pit was the winning idea. Our local MP also visited our school to share about her experiences of school and politics.