ETHOS AND VALUES
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
At Oughton our school ethos is to ensure that these values are reinforced regularly through our Values and PHSCE and SEAL (Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning) curriculum. We follow the SEAL themes of New Beginnings, Getting on and Falling out, Say No to Bullying, Going for Goals, It’s Good to be me, Relationships and Changes each half term. Within in this, each week an assembly focus is chosen following each theme. We also promote Values such as: Unity, Hope, Quality, Freedom, Appreciation and Caring each half term, promoted in assemblies each week.
We celebrate and promote British Values and Culture through special days and assemblies, such as Harvest Festival, Scarecrow Festival, St George’s Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas, Christmas Carol Service, Christmas Tree Festival, Valentine Celebration (often focusing on the love for learning), Easter Assembly and Egg Hunts, Mother’s Day to name a few.
Rev Jane Robson, a school Governor, is involved in assemblies and is our link governor for PSHE and RE.
Please read the document below to see more detail of how we promote British Values.