Volunteering and social action is a new form of work experience. It’s much easier to find new and innovative opportunities that your students want to take part in.
We have the knowledge and links to build the double benefit of social action into your school. The benefit of a young person gaining experience and skills as well as the long term benefit on the community.
We can be flexible to make it super easy to build what we do into your school. It works with the extra-curriculum and supports SMSC, Prevent, British Values, Ofsted SEF and CAS Baccalaureates!
COMING SOON – Young Ambassador Network Integration
Have a member of our team spend time at your school on a scheduled basis. Be it a full day once a fortnight or an a few hours once a week – it’s what you need.
We can act as contractor branded with your school name. Meaning students will be comfortable speaking to a member of the team knowing they are part of the school. This would be as if you had a staff member working on volunteering and social action.
We expect this service to be due mid to late 2017 and is subject to Swale Young People gaining a full-time member of staff. There will be a fee for this service.
Assemblies, Events and Sign Up Programmes
Our own Young Ambassadors can run assemblies at your school. Chances are you already have a Young Ambassador in your cohort!
We are always happy to do assemblies on social action, volunteering and more. We also like to attend careers days and work skills events.
- Opportunities to develop strong community links;
- Advice to adapt our service and opportunities to suit your school;
- Retain commitment from students and staff;
- Supports school frameworks;
- Online tracking tools which monitor progress;
- Delivering positive results that support Ofsted Inspections and Ofsted SEF
- Improving applied and organisational skills in support of subjects
Change The Lives of Your Young People
What is SMSC & The British Values
According to the Ofsted School Inspection Handbook 2015.
All maintained schools must meet the requirements set out in the section 78 of Education Act 2002 and promote SMSC and through this, the fundamental British Values.
- Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
- Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
- Use of imagination and creativity in their learning
- Willingness to reflect on their expenses
- Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
- Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
- Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues
- Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
- Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those different faiths and beliefs; they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to modern life in Britain.
- Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others
- Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
- Knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
- Willingness to participate in and respond to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
- Interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extend to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socioeconomic groups in the local, national and global communities.
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- The school’s thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well-being enables pupils to thrive.
- Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British values, are at the heart of the school’s work.
- Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development equips them to be thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in wider society.
- Leaders consistently promote fundamental British values and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
According to Promoting fundamental British values through SMSC advice material.
- include in suitable parts of the curriculum, as appropriate for the age of pupils, material on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries;
- ensure that all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupils;
- use opportunities such as general or local elections to hold mock elections to promote fundamental British values and provide pupils with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view;
- use teaching resources from a wide variety of sources to help pupils understand a range of faiths, and
- consider the role of extra-curricular activity, including any run directly by pupils, in promoting fundamental British values.
Using our knowledge, expertise and links we can assist hugely with meeting these targets.