At Sunny Bank Primary School, we promote British Values through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through our curriculum and supports the development of the whole child. We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff and provide a model of behaviour for our children.
At Sunny Bank Primary we actively promote and teach the following five values:
Children at Sunny Bank Primary School have the opportunity to have their voices heard in a number of ways. The elections of Head and Deputy Boy/Girl; other significant roles in Year Six and our School Council are based upon children's votes. Through our School Council, Pupil questionnaires, Pupil Voice Interviews with staff and Governors, the children's ideas and suggestions are heard. Our children discuss the importance of the ‘Sunny Bank Charter’ at the beginning of each academic year and revisit. By valuing each ‘voice’ and by listening and responding to that voice we demonstrate that we support democracy and liberty.
Rule of Law
The importance of laws, such as those covered in the Sunny Bank Charter are consistently reinforced throughout the school day, through school assemblies as well as when dealing with any behaviour incidents. Children are taught the value and reasons behind laws - that they govern and protect us, keep us healthy and safe and the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
Sunny Bank Primary School serves a multi-faith community where each person is respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race. Cultural appreciation and development forms part of our curriculum. We place great emphasis on providing participation in events and celebrations to broaden all children’s experiences and awareness of others.
Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to come into school to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Links across the Local Authority and with our Vision MAT schools helps us promote tolerance and understanding further.
Children at Sunny Bank are encouraged to become good and valued citizens. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for children to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and education which aims to encourage respect, tolerance and inclusion. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and receive advise on how to exercise these safely, for example through online safety and PSHE lessons. Our children are encouraged to participate in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, being given the freedom to make choices.
Respect underpins the Sunny Bank Charter. It starts with self-respect before mutual. This is reiterated and promoted in class discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. As children move through school, they often meet with a range of people in a variety of situations which include sports events, community events and joint events with schools in our local community or within Vision Trust.
Sunny Bank Teams
At Sunny Bank Primary, all children have the opportunity to be recognised, celebrated and rewarded for positive learning behaviours and attitudes towards themselves and others.
Children receive fortnightly updates on their own and their Team’s scores which lead to both individual and Team rewards (please see our Class Dojo Fair Usage Policy).
All children belong to a ‘Sunny Bank Team’. Each Team was voted for by the wider Sunny Bank Community. 10 influential people, both past and present, were selected with the top 5 voted becoming a ‘Sunny Bank Team’.
The children learnt about influential people from many different backgrounds, cultures and periods in history. Please see below for the 5 winners, as voted for by the Sunny Bank Community and the remaining 5 influential people considered.
The Sunny Bank Teams
- Team Pankhurst
- Team Mandela
- Team Peel
- Team Parks
- Team Rashford