British Values and School Council

British Values

The British Values curriculum is fundamental to our students learning and understanding of what it is to live as a tolerant and respectful citizen. Each week of the school year students learn about a range of topics that cover the British values curriculum. Students learn to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. The work encourages respect for other people of different cultures and traditions. It teaches students to take responsibility for their behaviour and encourages students to develop their own thoughts and opinions.

Each of our form groups has a British Values portfolio where the work of the class, there is collated. These are beautiful collections of students writing, thoughts, poems and discussions that have taken place.

Not only are British Values themes discussed as part of the morning form time but the they form an important part of lessons and assemblies.

At the Short Stay School for Norfolk we prepare pupils positively for life in modern Britain and ‘promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith’

Student Council

At the Short Stay School for Norfolk pupils like to have their say. We want our students to learn to be active and democratic citizens and we do this in a number of ways. School Council provides our young people with a forum to discuss their opinions and thoughts. It allows students to have a voice that is proactive in promoting positive change within the school.

Every term the students in our four form groups elect a representative who sits on the school council. All pupils have an opportunity to voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. These views are taken to the council meeting by the representative and discussed.

School council makes decisions about the charities the SSSfN supports. It has organised curriculum down days and end of term activities. Curriculum, school meals, break times and trips are some of the many topics covered. Students that join the school council enjoy being part of the decision making process. It gives them a sense of responsibility and pride in their school.