SMSC is threaded throughout everything that we aim to promote at Hodge Hill. Our goal is to prepare pupils for life as a responsible citizen within an ever-changing multi-cultural society.
Spiritual:Collective worship provides opportunities for personal reflection.
A broad and balanced curriculum provides a sense of enjoyment and engagement with pupils’ learning as well as an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences.
Moral:At Hodge Hill, our well established Learner Code encourages pupils to respect one another; they understand that attitudes to learning can have positive and negative consequences upon themselves and those around them.
Social:Pupils are willing to participate in a range of social settings.
Learning Mentors provide nurture groups to assist the school in maintaining a respectful environment wherein all are treated fairly.
Cultural: Pupils are learning to talk about their learning.The curriculum provides opportunities to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunties.School councillors are elected through a voting system.Year 6 pupils learn about British democratic principles.
Through a secure and challenging SMSC program, fundamental British Values are promoted at Hodge Hill. We recognise
the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and of our local area and we understand our school’s role in promoting these values. Our aim is to equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to be able to function in a diverse society.
Examples of the ways that British Values are promoted at Hodge Hill include:
A school council whose members take part in hustings and the voting processes.
Year 6 curriculum includes a unit which teaches pupils about the British political system.
The Rule of Law:
The school council have helped to shape the Learner Code.
Pupils are encourage to take turns and to play fairly at all times.