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British Values

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The Department for Education have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values have been reiterated and emphasised very publicly.

All the schools within the Acorn Multi Academy Trust work closely together to promote these values by sharing ideas and best practice. The Heads of Schools regularly report on activities which have taken place within their schools to their Governors, and Governors also monitor the impact this has had.

Amongst many other activities this year, children from Acorn Multi Academy Trust schools have visited the Houses of Parliament, held mock elections and raised money for numerous charities. The news feed on each school’s website has further information about events at each school which support British Values.

Acorn Multi Academy Trust has produced the following statement which reflects the importance of British Values within all our schools and how these values are upheld on a daily basis.

Democracy:

Democracy is prevalent in the schools. The children have the opportunity to nominate and vote for the school council members. Pupils are encouraged to express their views democratically and to make lead decisions on issues to do with the organisation of the school. Our core values of mutual respect and listening to the views of others encourages democracy in the daily play and work of the children. The behaviour policies are understood and supported by the pupils and all are encouraged to value the contribution of others to classroom and school life. They are taught to abide by the agreed wishes of the majority.

The Rule of Law:

The importance of laws is taught to children from as early as reception (nursery) class. Our behaviour systems both empower pupils to make the right choices and show them that there are consequences to acting against the accepted rules. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws and how they govern and protect us. Reward systems are in place for pupils who demonstrate a commitment to following the school rules. Our school rules are taught consistently across the school and are fundamental to our behaviour policy. The values include: honesty, kindness, respect, listening and politeness and these help to promote a democratic ethos for all.

Individual Liberty:

We teach children about the freedom of choices and pride ourselves on giving them a safe and supportive environment within which to do this. We often present role-models to the children within our Assemblies and Acts of Worship about people who have battled for individual liberty and freedom. We encourage them to think about their role within a global society and how passion and motivation can support change. We also empower children within their learning through our assessment for learning systems where pupils are able to participate in the decision relating to the next level of challenge that they undertake in their learning. We present pupils with relevant information regarding E-Safety and personal freedoms through our computing and PSHE curriculum. We also offer pupils a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that they can choose to participate in.

Mutual Respect:

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around such values as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy. The Church Schools work closely with the local minister to introduce and discuss how our Christian faith supports and encourages respect and love of others. The Community Schools also have close links with their local ministers who will often attend an assembly as part of the RE curriculum.

Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs:

We are very aware that our schools are in a predominantly white, mono-cultural environment. Because of this we believe that our children need to see themselves as part of a global, diverse community. Assemblies, Acts of Worships and special visitors to the school and visits support the work in helping children develop an understanding of other faiths and cultures. We continue in class through RE, PSHE and topic work. We seek to allow every child in the school to identify with their own culture but encourage them to look at different faiths and religions. We give the children the opportunity to learn a modern foreign language to help them understand that they live in an interdependent world.

Click here to see in more detail how we upheld these values.

Announcement

Remember our KS1 and KS2 Sporting Chance Clubs Start this week. 

Year 6 Camp

20 Jul 2018

Year 6 have been enjoying a super end of year camp at school. After some rounders on the field the children enjoyed a delicious BBQ back at camp. Once it was getting dark the children ventured out ove...

Lamberts Class OAA

18 Jul 2018

Well done to Lamberts who succesfully survived the end of year camp. All of the children succesfully completed the various challenges and an amazing time was had by all!

King Arthur's Knights and the Dragon

18 Jul 2018

Congratulations to Years 5 and 6 who put on an amazing end of year production. This years play told the tale of King Arthur's Knight and a rather scary dragon. The standard of singing and acting was s...

Orienteering

17 Jul 2018

After the rain Lamberts enjoyed a spot of orienteering. Four teams set off into the woods to locate 25 navigation points, with mixed results! There was some super team work on display, as the teams ra...

Lower KS2 Residential

16 Jul 2018

The children have settled in well at this years camp and already enjoyed a fun filled morning of woodland crafts and curling (without the ice). After lunch the class were all set to test out their cli...

Personal Water Survival

13 Jul 2018

Congratulations to our talented swimmers who completed their personal survival units 1 and 2 this week. As part of the programme the children in involved had to demonstarte the strength as swimmers, s...

Stone Age Arts & Crafts

13 Jul 2018

Years 3 and 4 showcased some of their fantastic Stone Age inspired Arts & Crafts during celebration worship on Friday. Using clay the children reaserched and made their very own Neolithic jewellery. T...

Royal Marines Mini Commando Day

11 Jul 2018

Year 6 children from Marshwood CE Primary Academy and Loders Primary joined peers from across the Acorn Multi Academy Trust  for a fun filled day with the Royal Marines. The event took place in the gr...

KS2 CPR Training

04 Jul 2018

A huge well done to all our children in KS2 who succesfully completed a mornings CPR training thanks to parent and paramedic Mrs Chapman. All the children were presented with certificates, after provi...

Olympic Sailing Centre Visit

03 Jul 2018

Pilsdon Class enjoyed a fantastic day out at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Centre in Weymouth. All of the children got to experience the thrill of sailing thanks to the brilliant 'Sail For A Fiver"...

PFA CREAM TEAS

29 Jun 2018

Please come along and support our PFA on Sunday 8th July 2018, when they will be openning the school to serve delicious cream teas between 2:30 and 5:00pm. All money raised will be used to further enh...

LKS2 Codebreakers

26 Jun 2018

Some of our talented mathematicians in Years 3 & 4 took part in a codebreaking maths compeition with children from across the ACORN MAT. The event took place in Axminster and the children worked in te...

Marshwood Cricketing Success

26 Jun 2018

Congratulations to our KS2 cricket team who were victorious in an end of season match against Axminster. Poor Axminster had no answer to Marshwood's straight line bowling and huge hitting. This deadly...

Call the Fire brigade!

22 Jun 2018

A big thank you to Charmouth fire station who came along and visited the school today. All of the children enjoyed a thorough tour of the station fire engine and the various equipment it has to carry....

Royal Institution Maths Masterclass

19 Jun 2018

Children from across the ACORN MAT came together today to enjoy a maths masterclass with Dr Jenny Sharp from Plymouth University. The session was part of the schools staff development programme, ahead...

Stonehenge Visit

18 Jun 2018

Lamberts Class enjoyed a fantastic visit to Stonehenge this week, as they found out all about the importance of this world famous historical monument. They were amazed to see tourists from all over th...

Scotty Go Computer Programming

15 Jun 2018

Pilsdon Pen have enjoyed a couple of weeks of programming with ICT wiz Dan, as they developed their understanding of coding using teh Scotty Go software and resources. Across the sessions, children wo...

Story Boat

12 Jun 2018

The children arrived at school this week to discover a beautiful wooden boat had appeared in the school playground. Thankfully, the appearance was thanks to traditional boatbuilder Gail McGarva and no...

Stone Age Maths - Geometry

05 Jun 2018

Lamberts Class put their knowledge and understanding of geometry to good use, as they designed and made three different Stone Age shelters. In doing so they used a range of different shapes, as they c...

The Royal Wedding

18 May 2018

Marshwood School were keen to show their British Values and get behind the Royal wedding celebrations this week. In doing so the children decortaed the school with flags, bunting and various good will...

KS1 QuadKids Athletics

15 May 2018

Congratulations to our Athletes in KS1 who were victorious in the Acorn MAT QuadKids athletics competition at Chardstock this week. In glorious weather the team competed in a range of throwing, runnin...

Lascaux Cave Paintings

11 May 2018

Lamberts Class have enjoyed recreating the famous Lascaux cave paintings in topic this week. They produced images of Stone Age hunts, discussed the reasons behind the limted colour pallets used by our...

Science Food Chains

09 May 2018

Lamberts Class have been exploring food chains in a range of local and global habitats. After using various sources to locate the relevent information they produced these detailed pictoral food chains...

West Dorset Tri Golf Competition

26 Apr 2018

Children from Years three and four enjoyed a super afternoon of golf at the Sir. John Colfox Academy in Bridport today. Competing against 30 other teams from all over the region 'Marshwood 1' were the...

Coneys Tadpoles

24 Apr 2018

Our Reception children have been learning all about the lifecycle of tadpoles in Science, as they look after a tank of their very own tadpoles. So far the children have seen the tadpoles hatch out fro...

Ultimate Frisbee

19 Apr 2018

This half term the children will be learning to play Ulitimate Frisbee duirng our Wednesday after school club with Adam from Elite Coaching & Fitness. The club is proving extremely popular and it was...

Found Words

17 Apr 2018

Inspired by the magical book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, the children from Years 5 and 6 at Marshwood CE Primary Academy have written their own book of Found Words. Surro...

Easter Service

29 Mar 2018

St Mary's church was packed for this years Easter Service, as teh children acted our the various parts of the Easter story, sang beautiful, shared some musical prayer and also raised money for the Bay...

Egg Decorating Competition

29 Mar 2018

We were inundated with Egg-stravagent entries for this years egg decorating competition. The standard of the enteries this year was as Egg-ceptional as ever, with staff members, animals, local landmar...

Sport Relief Mile

22 Mar 2018

A huge thank you and well done to everyone who took part in this years Sport Relief Mile. There was a great turnout and all teh runners appreciated the support and refreshments from the PFA. Almost £5...

Author & Illustrator Louise Yates Visits Marshwood

21 Mar 2018

Celebrated author and illustrator Louise Yates (http://www.louise-yates.com) kindly gave up her time to visit Marshwood school, where she shared with the children the story of how she became a publi...

Science Week Fun

21 Mar 2018

Children across the school engaged in a variety of Scientific activities, as Marshwood celebrated Science Week in style. In doing so, Coneys Class were joined by Mrs Ballam from The Woodroffe School....

Book Week At Marshwood

23 Feb 2018

The children enjoyed a fantastic 'Book-Week' as they immersed themselves in the fantastic world of reading. All week the children engaged in a variety of activities, and also enjoyed meeting local aut...

Football at Chardstock

21 Feb 2018

Congratulations to our KS2 footballers who enjoyed some healthy competition at Chardstock, where they faced the host team and neighbours Axminster Community Primary School. Great fun was hard by all,...

Awe and Wonder

10 Jan 2018

The children wished to share the beautiful scene which greeted them this morning. A blanket of mist was sat in the vale, as the winter sun was rising behind St Mary's Church. Absolutely stunning!

Community Speed Watch & Road Safety

10 Jan 2018

To kick off 2018 the children joined members of the local Community Speed Watch Campaign in monitoring the speed of traffic passing the school. All of the children were involved and they were disappoi...

Carols by Candleight in St Mary's Church

13 Dec 2017

A packed St Mary's Church were treated to delicious mince pies and mulled wine, before Marshwood Schools annual Carol Concert. As the children entered, the lights were dimmed and the church was illumi...

Nativity Play

13 Dec 2017

Children of Marshwood CE Primary academy enjoyed showcasing their singing, dancing and acting talents in front of a packed St Mary's Church this week. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 put on a stunning Na...

Acorn Mat Year 3 & 4 Handball Tournament

29 Jun 2017

We hosted the Acorn MAT Year three and four Handball tournament this week, and it was great to be joined by teams from Mrs Ethestone’s, St. Adndrew’s, Chardstock and Membury. A great morning of health...

A Strange Tree Has Appeared

27 Jun 2017

Coneys Class had quite a shock this week when a strange metallic tree appeared in the classroom! The 'messy area' has been taken over and the tree is slowly being populated by beautiful silver butterf...

Lamberts Residential

21 Jun 2017

Everyone having an amazing time in Huish Woods. Archery and Zip wire (Even Mrs Morgan and Mr. Owen had a go!) ticked off, now time for some caving!

Lamberts Residential - Caving & Climbing!

21 Jun 2017

This afternoon the children enjoyed themselves borrowing underground in the artificial caves. It was a little wet in the tunnels, but that did not deter our intrepid explorers, in fact it had the oppo...