At Grove Vale we want to ensure that our pupils are fully prepared for life both in and outside of school. We aim to prepare the children for the opportunities, experiences and responsibilities of life. We want to prepare children in school for life in modern Britain by developing an age related, appropriate awareness of the four fundamental British Values of: Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
We have a broad and balanced school curriculum underpinned by spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding and values. There are numerous different ways in which GV children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is facilitated. These are just a few of the many possible examples. RE lessons (SACRE), religious visits, people and communities (EYFS), special Assemblies such as Diwali, Birmingham City Mission, Eid, Nativity, Easter, and Remembrance. Celebration days such as Diwali, Eid, and Christmas. Awareness days such as well-being day, black history and anti-bullying. PSHE lessons, picture news, celebration assemblies, golden rules, studying famous artists, music concerts, collaborative activities, studying the work of famous artists, engagement with charities and health education. We also have different teams such as safeguarding champions, health ambassadors and a school council.
At Grove Vale, we envision our curriculum impacting the pupils by providing them with opportunities and experiences which prepare the children for the responsibilities of life. We envision preparing the children for modern Britain by developing an age related, appropriate awareness of the four fundamental British Values. We aim to develop young people individually alongside developing society as a whole. This allows them to make sense of their world outside of the classroom and our curriculum helps develop an informed and balanced view on world events, beliefs and values of others.