Social Moral Spiritual Cultural Education
The positive use of the SEAL (social, emotional, aspects of learning) agenda continues to be a strength in the measurement of SMSC (social, moral, spiritual, cultural education) in the Sunbeck setting. Students are given SEAL questionnaires as part of the Induction process and these are used in the production of an IEP (Individual Education Plan) SEAL target. These targets are reviewed periodically by the Key Tutor and amended as necessary. SEAL is also part of the assemblies.
Emotional Literacy lessons are a feature of the curriculum time-table for KS3 and KS4 and the Person Centred Review process embeds many aspects of self-analysis and emotional well-being. The students’ physical, mental and personal well-being is promoted, supported and developed throughout their time as members of the Sunbeck community. For example, referrals for Anger Management are made and an Art Therapist has been employed one morning a week to work with individual students. Since June the Art Therapist, the T.A. team, the PSA (Parent Support Advisor) and SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) have formed a Health and Well-being group who meet to discuss and assess individual students and signpost further intervention if required.
The addition of Citizenship to the curriculum ensures that all students have access to education that supports British Values and develops their understanding of the society and community that they live in. Students are able to make a positive contribution through volunteering projects and fund-raising.
Volunteering / work experience at The Dales School