Wessex Learning Trust
Personal development at Nailsea School encompasses two central strands: The ABSolute Curriculum and Careers education, both of which play a pivotal role in nurturing well-rounded and socially responsible individuals.
1. The ABSolute (aspire, believe, succeed) Curriculum represents a broad personal development curriculum that extends beyond traditional subjects. It includes crucial components like Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), ensuring that students acquire essential life skills to foster healthy personal relationships and make informed decisions. Additionally, the ABSolute Curriculum delves into topics such as finance, character development, and the understanding of diverse communities. By addressing these facets, Nailsea School empowers students to navigate the complexities of adulthood with confidence and competence. Furthermore, the ABSolute Curriculum places a strong emphasis on the promotion of British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural (SMSC) development, fostering a sense of social responsibility, inclusivity, and respect among its student body.
2. Careers education plays a vital role in personal development by providing students with a clear path toward their future aspirations. It offers guidance, information, and opportunities for students to explore potential career paths, develop essential employability skills, and make informed decisions about their educational and vocational choices. By integrating career development into the personal growth journey, we ensure that our students not only excel academically but also embark on meaningful career journeys that align with their passions and strengths.
This comprehensive approach to personal development ensures that both the ABSolute Curriculum and Careers education empower students to thrive not only in the classroom but also in their future endeavours, contributing positively to society and realising their full potential.
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Promoting British Values is an important aspect of our school’s approach to education, as it helps to create a safe, inclusive and respectful environment for all pupils and staff. By promoting the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance, and democracy, we are helping to prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain, and equipping them with the knowledge, skills and values they need to succeed in a diverse and rapidly changing world.
Our approach to British Values is valued by pupils, parents and staff alike, as it helps to foster a sense of belonging and community within the school and encourages pupils to develop a strong sense of social responsibility and citizenship. By providing an excellent provision for promoting British Values, we are also helping to ensure that our pupils are well-prepared for their future lives as responsible, respectful and engaged members of society
This has been made by British society over many years and reflects our values. We live within the law but can also challenge it and expect a fair trial if we break it.
We choose how to live our lives, make our own mistakes but also face our own consequences too.
Everyone is entitled to their own faiths, beliefs, sexuality and politics – so long as they don’t encourage extremism as that goes against mutual respect and law.
The ability to vote for our laws and political leaders and to become political leaders and make laws ourselves too.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) at Nailsea School
The four areas of SMSC are inter-related and should not be considered totally separate aspects. The overall ethos of the school is important and is reflected in Aspire, Believe, Succeed.
At Nailsea School, we believe that promoting SMSC development is essential to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment. By fostering spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, we aim to help our students become well-rounded individuals who are equipped to navigate the complexities of the world around them. We understand that promoting SMSC development is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and we strive to provide a range of opportunities that cater to the diverse needs and interests of our students.
We believe that our approach to SMSC development is an excellent one because it is student-centered, inclusive, and responsive to the changing needs of our school community. By prioritising SMSC development, we are helping our students to become responsible and engaged citizens who are prepared to make positive contributions to society.
Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the ‘British values’ of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
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