SMSC, Values and Fundamental British Values
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.
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.
Investigate social and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the fundamental values of British democracy.
Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
Click HERE to find out the ways we promote SMSC at Capel Manor.
Values Based Education Quality Mark - 2019
Capel Manor has just been awarded the Values-Based educations Quality Mark for the second time.
Here are some of the lovely comments that Sue Webb, our Values-based Education consultant and accreditor made:
“Capel Manor feels like a very happy school, both inside and outside, and the message that ‘we all belong to the Capel family’ came across very strongly throughout the day. The school feels warm, welcoming and well organised.”
“ Without exception, I observed staff as role models of values and a unity amongst the whole school community for values at Capel Manor.”
“You have so much wonderful practice to share with other schools.”
Congratulations for this award go to Mrs Pearson, our School Values Lead, for always making sure that values are at the heart of all we do and to all the pupils, staff and families who make up the Capel Family for living our values on a daily basis.
Values in action
It was lovely to see so many of the parents and carers at our Christmas fair on Friday, 2nd of December 2019 which was organised by our Friends of Capel Manor in collaboration with many different members of our school community. It was a very successful event and a great example of what can be achieved through teamwork. The staff and children worked extremely hard to make decorations for the hall as well as producing some wonderful Christmas products to sell and we were delighted that Santa made it all the way from Lapland to kick off the Festive season. We are very grateful to everyone who helped by running a stall, setting up the hall, hanging decorations, painting faces or sending in jars and gifts for the raffle and tombola or who helped in any other way.
Winning Story on Values - 2018
Other children whose stories were published in the Stories on Values Competition are Diarra, Razanaah and Hasan, also in year 6.
Click here to read their stories and more.
100 Years since Women Were Allowed to Vote
This year, 2018, marks 100 years since women earned their right to vote.
Click here to read 10 things you (probably) didn't know about these heroes, the Sufragettes.
World Kindness Day- 17th November 2019
Wednesday, 13th November, was World Kindness Day! We celebrated this by writing some positive and kind words on to a piece of kindness confetti for someone else to read. We then mixed up all of the confetti and we all took a piece of kindness home with us that someone else had written. We love to sprinkle kindness wherever we go!
Our Values Champions!
Meet Bhavita,Deren,Vivien and Gokay - our very worthy Values Champions 2019!
Every year, two children from each year 6 are chosen to be our "Values Champions". These children have consistently demonstrated all of the school values throughout their time at Capel Manor. The winners receive a Values Champion Trophy and their name is written in gold on the Capel Manor Honours Board so that they will never be forgotten.
Values Based Education
Values guide our thoughts, show us how everybody behaves here at Capel Manor and let us know what is important in life.
Our values are at the root of everything we do!
This half-term's value is...
Thank you to Mrs Green for our lovely display!
"The values are the best thing at our school." - Dean
Click HERE to listen to The Pig of Happiness story!
Capel Manor Primary School supports the emotional and social development of every pupil through Values Education. As a school community, we believe the vision and mission of the school should be based on a foundation of core values which are taught explicitly in lessons and through our weekly whole-school assembly. They are also, however, embedded into every aspect of school life. Our values are at the root of everything we do!
We have 12 core values:Teamwork, Respect, Resilience, Ambition, Creativity, Kindness, Honesty, Responsibility, Tolerance & Understanding, Friendship, Trust & Happiness!
Our values were chosen by the whole school community.
These values are introduced and revisited on a two yearly cycle - six in the first year and six in the second year.
Click HERE to look at cycle one's Values Progression Map.
Click HERE to look at cycle two's Values Progression Map.
Our Values Mural!
We worked with the wonderful Nat and Richard from LoveArtForSchools to create our very own Values Mural. Each class worked on a different value and every child in the school contributed one piece of art to the final product. We think the mural represents our school perfectly - dynamic, friendly, full of energy and fun. It has a golden thread through it which reminds us of how all of the values are linked together. Thank you very much to Nat & Richard and to our very generous PTA who donated the funds for our mural. We love it! You will find our Values Mural just outside Year 2 on the big playground.
After every assembly, we have reflection time. This is when we are still on the inside and still on the outside. Years 2 and 6 worked with Nat & Richard to create two beautiful pieces of art to remind us of reflection time. They are peaceful images with all of the major religious symbols represented alongside words that reflect our behaviours at Capel Manor and in our lives.
Kindness Coins are a hit at Capel Manor!
Each class in school has a kindness coin. It starts with the class teacher each morning. The teacher must choose a child who has demonstrated the value of kindness to them that morning. This child then has the kindness coin. They must then look out for another child who has demonstrated kindness to them. In this way, the kindness coin travels around the classroom for the day. Before home time, the child who has the kindness coin must give it back to the teacher, saying how the teacher has been kind to that child during the day.
Thank You Assembly!
Every Wednesday we have our "Thank You" assembly. This is when we thank children from every class who have demonstrated our school values that week. They get a certificate, their photo goes on our display and their name gets put in the school newsletter.
Fundamental British Values
The DfE have 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, 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 by the Prime Minister.
At Capel Manor, these values are reinforced regularly and in many ways.
Click HERE to find out how we promote Fundamental British Values at Capel Manor.
At Capel Manor, we understand democracy. Joan Ryan, our local MP, visited our school and told us about her main roles as an MP for North Enfield. It was a very interesting and inspirational day for the children.
Democracy in Action
Voting for the Junior Leadership Team
Today, Wednesday 25th September 2019, we voted for our Junior Leadership Team. Everybody was allowed to put themselves forward for the election. We went in to the polling booth and put a cross next to our chosen name. Thank you to Miss Simmons, Keizi and Jahlani for their hard work organising this event. It was great fun!
If you would like to join our Values Working Party, please speak to
Voting for the House Captains