We achieved the GOLD SMSC Mark for the second time in July this year and have been invited to become part of the beacon SMSC programme!
At Halfway Houses we are passionate about teaching and embedding values across the school. Our school ethos is based around our four ROAR values - Responsibility, Optimism, Ambition and Resilience.. We also have Learning muscles and our #welearnasone
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development is the over-arching umbrella that encompasses personal development across the whole curriculum.
Ofsted puts SMSC ‘at the heart’ of school development. It requires schools to think about the kind of people we aspire to be, the kind of world we aspire to create, and the kind of education we aspire to provide.
We have weekly Picture News assemblies where all our children have the chance to consider their responses to a topical news story. Our children also receive value tokens for a variety of reasons such as if they have opened a door for somebody or if they have shown kindness to another child. The tokens are collected in their school house and the winning house will receive a reward at the end of each term!