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At Paddock School we are fully committed to improving our students’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) mindfulness. The areas of SMSC are embedded into our Paddock Values and Expectations. We seek to equally support the students’ academic achievement alongside developing their broader character.

There are four specific areas to SMSC:

Spiritual- This encompasses our school value of being respectful of each other and our feelings. Students broaden their imagination and creativity whilst at Paddock alongside understanding other people’s beliefs and values.

Moral- At Paddock we always encourage students to recognise the difference between right and wrong, as well as understanding that negative actions have consequences. Students also spend time investigating ethical issues through the well balanced curriculum.

Social- Students adhere to the Values and Expectations of the school, participating in school activities beyond the school day as well taking part in work in the local community.

Cultural- Our students are inspired to accept, respect and celebrate diversity. They learn to appreciate difference and develop their understanding of different cultures in Paddock and beyond

British Values

At Paddock Junior, Infant and Nursery School we take our responsibilities very seriously to prepare children for life in modern Britain.

We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through our Paddock School vison statement ‘Working Together, Learning Together, and Growing Together – Your Child, Our Team, Paddock Achieves’. This infuses the community ethos and inclusive work of the school.

All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, SMSC and PSHE lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown. We offer a wealth of activities, sporting events, residential visits and welcome visitors from all faiths and groups to provide children with experiences to enrich their learning opportunities and widen their understanding of the world. Their strong-rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.

We value the diverse backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We, also, actively challenge opinions contrary to these British values. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws. They are also taught to take responsibility for their actions and the consequences for themselves and others if rules and laws are broken. Our positive behaviour policy and Thrive approach encourages tolerance and mutual respect. 


Our Christingle for The Children's Society

Right across school, we all made wonderful Christingles to bring to a whole school assembly. We know that Christians use this opportunity to remember Jesus and celebrate his birth. At this busy time of year, we all took a moment to be thankful for everything that we have, thinking about how our God loves us. All the money that we have collected will be donated to The Children's Society.

Christmas Fair

Our children and parents really enjoyed our Christmas Fair, where all the children created a product or game to make money for school funds. Thank you to all our parents and local community for your continued support.

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