Whole School SMSC and FBV
Whole School Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) and Fundamental British Values (FBV)
Alongside the core academic curriculum, all pupils take part in a leadership development programme which includes sport, cultural, creative and other activities. This helps them develop key personal skills and aptitudes such as communication, performance, moral, civic, team work and problem-solving that are so sought after by today’s top Universities and employers.
Our proximity to the thriving Manchester economy and to a world-class research intensive Higher Education sector will open up opportunities for some amazing educational experiences during the boys’ time with us. It will also pave the way for STEM-related degree courses and careers for those boys who choose this path.
Service to Communities
If our pupils are to fulfil their potential as members of British and global society, it is essential that their time with us makes them determined to contribute to the greater good – locally, nationally and globally. A commitment to community service and civic responsibility runs through every area of the curriculum.
British Values information
At Eden Boys’ Preston, we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed, taught and lived out through our school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering pupils’ understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our PSHE curriculum provides excellent opportunities to deepen and develop appreciation of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and mutual respect.
Pupils embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. We make considerable efforts to ensure pupils have exposure to a wide range of experiences beyond the school environment during which these concepts are shown.
EBP pupils engage in the democratic process by electing their Pupil Shura (Council) representatives each year. Through the Pupil Shura (Council) every child has a voice which is heard. This is voice is heard through polls and suggestion boxes on key issues. Through a broad and varied curriculum pupils learn about how Britain has evolved into the society as we know it today.
The rule of law
At EBP we consistently reinforce the importance of laws and rules, whether they govern a class, the school or the country. Pupils are taught the values of laws and rules, the reasons behind them and the consequences that apply when they are broken.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
We strive to improve our pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society. Pupils are offered a wide range of opportunities to experience such diversity in school through the PSHE curriculum where pupils partake in projects developing their understanding of British Values, Respecting equality and being a productive member of a diverse community, Human Rights and Community Cohesion. Extra-curricular activities and curricular trips and visits to places such as the theatre, art galleries and different places of worship help to broaden pupils’ experiences. Pupils also partake in cross curricular projects, such as project ‘Peace’ where pupils are creating a book including poetry and art work, to promote tolerance, diversity and equality.
Our pupils are provided with a safe environment which allows them to think about and make informed choices in their lives both in and out of school. The extensive enrichment programme encourages pupils to be involved in a range of school and community based activities of their choice. The enrichment ethos of ‘something for everyone’ allows all pupils to contribute positively in school and within the wider community in order to develop the skills to become effective British citizens.
Mutual respect is central to our school. Respect for staff, pupils and peers is evident throughout the school environment. Respect is upheld within classrooms and pupils are encouraged to share their views as well as listen to others’ points of views. Pupils are given responsibility to help and support each other, via our leadership development programme, working together to ensure all pupils achieve their personal best.
Our STAR Values
The star embodies the essence of EBP’s values: Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.
By exemplifying the characteristics of Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect, our pupils, staff and stakeholders will work together to form networks and constellations that illuminate the educational landscape and lighten the lives of our school community.