Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
5 Key Messages
Our mission is to provide all students with a high quality education that encourages them to be articulate, resilient, courageous, curious and have the confidence to stand up for what they believe in. We want our students to develop a Growth Mindset. We are proud of ROSE days (Respect for Others, Self and Environment), sporting and musical excellence, careers and higher education guidance, meaningful work experience through STEM, Macclesfield Pledge and Nuffield Trust, AZ, progression to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.
Students engage in a journey that is enabling them to be leaders in their own learning, empowered to engage with the global digital and diverse world of the Twenty First Century. Opportunities at Tytherington include: The Leadership Ladder, Student Parliament, House captains, Sports captains, Transition ambassadors, Sixth Form Leadership Team, Competitive Debating, Sports Leadership, Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.
Students at Tytherington are instilled with a comprehensive ethos. Our student body reflects the diversity of the community we serve and our curriculum and wider opportunities cater for all. It is also the responsibility of the school to highlight the great variety of life experiences beyond its walls. At Tytherington this inclusive approach can be found in: Charity work for local and national projects, the house system, links with Romanian orphanages, foreign exchange programme.
Whilst Tytherington places appropriate importance on the academic achievement and attainment of its pupils, it remains a community that encourages students to participate in civic and social projects to enhance to lives of others. Recent examples of this are; Primary Sports Festival, Remembrance Events, Sports leadership, Drama Productions, Christmas & Spring concerts, Christmas and Summer Fairs, House competitions Visits to Parliament, Food Bank Collection, a range of transition projects with partner Primary schools.
At key moments in the year it is essential to connect the school with the broader historical or contemporary events that shape the lives of themselves, their families and modern British society. These events, whether they are timely commemorations or the responses to breaking news need to be structured by the school sensitively and anchored to the core values of tolerance, compassion and respect which are the foundation of the best of Britain’s values and history as a home for many. This is visible in: Remembrance services, pastoral assemblies in the light of international, national and local events, History curriculum with a key element being Britain as a migration nation.
At Tytherington we prepare our students for life in modern Britain through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum which encourages children to develop tolerant attitudes towards other faiths and cultures. We aim to give students an understanding of the culture around them and how it differs from others as well as a sense of what it means to be British.
The DfE have recently reinforced the need for all schools to ‘promote the fundamental British values of:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect, and
- tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Our ‘ROSE’ programme has been in operation since 2008. ROSE stands for ‘Respect for Others, Self and Environment’. ROSE awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold) are presented to students in assemblies in recognition of the contribution they have made. These awards have a high profile in school and can now be awarded to staff, governors and parents also in assemblies.
At Tytherington School these values are reinforced regularly in the following ways:
We have a student parliament which meets regularly to discuss issues raised. The parliament is genuinely able to effect change within the school and every student on the parliament has been voted in by other students through a democratic election process.
THE RULE OF LAW
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Tytherington School. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help to reinforce this message. Activities such as the ‘Respect’ programme target specific students and support them in developing strategies to make positive choices which are within the law. Our School Police Officer supports students and families in understanding the Rule of Law.
At Tytherington School, students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety assemblies and ROSE Day programme.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Students learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect. Pastoral Restorative Justice systems support this and help students to understand accountability and the impact of their behaviour on others. The Student Parliament and Sixth Form Leadership structures encourage students to take responsibility as citizens through their support for the school and for other students. Leadership training in PE lessons, for example, supports students in developing an understanding of rights and responsibilities and being part of a team.
TOLERANCE OF THOSE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS
At Tytherington we actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures in Religious Education lessons and activities such as those on European Day of Languages. The ROSE Days programme reinforces messages of tolerance and respect for others. In addition, subjects such as Music, Drama and English celebrate the similarities and differences between cultures and promote tolerance of all.
ROSE Days Overview
Please see our ‘ROSE Day Overview’ by clicking here