SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development)
Humphry Davy School promotes SMSC and British values by:
- Maintaining positive local community relations.
- Welcoming the engagement of ex-students and alumni in raising the aspirations of all students.
- Involving students regularly in ‘student forum’ debate, discussion and school improvement across the key stages.
- The use of a house system that rewards achievement, promotes cohesion and through the election of prefects.
- Involving older students in the peer mentoring of younger students via vertical mentoring.
- Using mentor time and assemblies as a conduit to promote SMSC and British Values.
- Incorporating visits from ‘Churches Together’ within our assembly programme.
- Incorporating SMSC and British Values into the curriculum.
- Awarding student achievements regularly in a variety of ways, including through celebration assemblies and within individual subject areas.
- Celebrating sporting and artistic success, particularly via the music scholars.
- Encouraging participation of students in school productions and music clubs.
- Welcoming students from different countries and cultures as part of cultural exchanges.
- Promoting the links between Cornwall and other countries via charity work and HDI (Humphry Davy Interact).
- Giving students opportunities to experience performances from a variety of performing arts groups.
- Giving the opportunity for all students in year 10 to go on a week’s work experience placement.
- Establishing links to employment and employers through an excellent Careers and IAG (Information and Guidance) programme.
- Encouraging entrepreneurship through enterprise activities.
- Welcoming parental engagement.
- Offering college partnerships and vocational courses for those students with specific needs or interests.
- Compiling accurate destinations data on school leavers.
- Taking a pride in our students’ work through dynamic and thought provoking displays.
- Using student ambassadors to promote the school on open evenings, open mornings and parents' evenings.
- Offering a comprehensive RHSE (Relationship, Health and Sex Education) and Cit PD (Citizenship and Personal Development)curriculum.
- Using performance reviews, lesson observations and examination analysis to ensure that all groups of students reach their potential.
- Promoting a growth mindset culture that recognises the ability of all students to achieve their potential.
- All curriculum areas actively promote British values and SMSC within schemes of work and individual lesson plans.
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Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - September 28 As part of the careers package we offer to our Year 7 students at Humphry Davy School, today we held a Year 7 Careers Top Trump Tournament in the library. Great fun was had by all our students certainly are Careers Superstars! https://t.co/vl6VMn37yR
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - September 25 Today, we welcomed Year 6 pupils to HDS for some 'Super Saturday' fun! We've had a brilliant day and we hope you enjoyed it too! Click here to see more photos! https://t.co/loUtgyMwR4 We look forward to seeing you again at our Open Day and Evening on Thursday 7th October. https://t.co/y1M7Acyb4Z
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - July 30 SUMMER SCHOOL 2021! What an AMAZING week we’ve had at HDS! Year 7 2021 students, it was a delight spending time with you! We’ve had a brilliant week and, judging by the smiles on your faces, you did too! Visit our website to see the full photo gallery! https://t.co/XI1dB7qEWZ
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - July 29 What an amazing performance this morning from Alumna Helen Glover and GB team-mate, Polly Swann! Helen, you gave it your all, and your amazing life journey continues to inspire us! Wishing you a safe journey home and some well-deserved time with your family!
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - July 28 We were excited to see Alumna Helen Glover and her GB team-mate, Polly Swann, finish second in the semi-final of the women's pair earlier this morning in Tokyo. We are sending you the best of luck for tomorrow's final! We know you can do it! @TeamGB @Helenglovergb
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - June 24 Our summer music concert is off to a fantastic start! With the sun shining and the students in great spirits it is sure to be a brilliant evening for all! Welcome everyone! https://t.co/XioNBYy27f
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - June 10 Massive congratulations to HDS Alumni and Olympic Gold Medallist, @Helenglovergb, on making Team GB for this year’s Tokyo Olympics! You continue to be an inspiration to all our students and we look forward to seeing you compete once more. Exciting times ahead!
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - June 10 We would like to wish Mareme and Isaac the best of luck for their journalistic experience over the G7 summit! They are spending three days at Falmouth University media hub where they are hoping to interview some of the G7 attendees! Good luck! https://t.co/3gd0axY5kC
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - April 23 Happy Friday everyone! With the summer term now underway, what a glorious day for our first Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition since lockdown! Have a great day Year 10! We look forward to seeing the photos of your adventure! https://t.co/2NGbfcXnCx
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - April 12 Another exciting day at HDS! Today we welcome Year 6 students who will be joining us in September 2021! Lots of happy, smiling faces around the school. We're sure you'll have lots of fun! Lots of photos on the way...check out our website later today! https://t.co/tu6LREomsN
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - April 8 Another sunny day at HDS and Year 8 students have been in school for the first of two jam-packed days of activities! With plenty of exciting things to get involved in, there were certainly lots of smiling faces around the site! https://t.co/yPXOTY7WIb #makingmemories https://t.co/fgkIKWZnuv
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - March 23 Today is #NationalDayofReflection, marking one year since the first lockdown was announced. At 12pm today our community fell silent to reflect on the year. We could not be more proud of how well our incredible students and staff have coped during these unprecedented times.
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - March 19 Happy @rednoseday2021 everyone!Today we decided to ‘do something funny for money’ and GUNGE Mr Marshall! Smashing our £850 target, we raised a fantastic £1,062 for Comic Relief charities! It has certainly been a day to remember! #creatingmemories #ComicRelief #rednoseday2021 https://t.co/Vx2FJKQCUn
Humphry Davy School 8 Dec 2021 HDS is taking part in the ‘Penzance Christmas Window’ competition again this year! Our students spent a morning creating beautiful stars for this year’s theme ‘light it up’. Be sure to visit our window (former Whirlwind Sports shop) in the Wharfside, Penzance, and vote for our school! https://lovepenzance.co.uk/christmas-window-comp/
Humphry Davy School 30 Nov 2021 Careers Education is an important part of what we do at HDS. We believe that by sharing information about different career pathways, we can increase awareness of the opportunities available to our young people and raise aspirations. This week’s Hot Job is a Retail Buyer!
Humphry Davy School 24 Nov 2021 A huge ‘Well Done’ to our Rugby and Netball teams who played against Hayle Academy last week. The opposing teams were great competition and everyone had a great time getting truly stuck in. All students showed determination, changing up their usual routines to further enhance their understanding of different player positions. The students were a credit to our school and showed real sportsmanship. Nice work everyone! Keep it up!
Humphry Davy School 24 Nov 2021 Careers Education is an important part of what we do at HDS. We believe that by sharing information about different career pathways, we can increase awareness of the opportunities available to our young people and raise aspirations. This week’s Hot Job is a Physiotherapist!
Humphry Davy School 23 Nov 2021 Mrs Hall and Mr McHugh's chemistry class really used their imaginations whilst learning about the history of the atom this week! Having conducted some initial research they created presentations to teach each other about how ideas about the structure of the atom have changed over time as new evidence becomes available, including some ingenious ideas such as reproducing Rutherford's Alpha Particle experiment with marbles and mesh, 3d software to model the planetary model (in which students were invited to spot the deliberate mistake!) and decorated cookies illustrating the plum pudding model! The use of an avocado to model the nuclear model was particularly ingenious! Congratulations Year 9 set 2 for some great teamwork!
Humphry Davy School 19 Nov 2021 Careers Education is an important part of what we do at HDS. We believe that by sharing information about different career pathways, we can increase awareness of the opportunities available to our young people and raise aspirations. This week’s Hot Job is a Digital Marketing Officer!
Humphry Davy School 18 Nov 2021 Cornish Pirates Rugby player, Nicolas De Battista, visited our Year 9 Spanish class this term. He spoke to us about his life in Argentina before moving to the UK to play rugby. The students had the opportunity to ask him lots of questions about his exciting life. He has been lucky to travel to many different countries with his rugby career and it was inspiring for the students to see how much learning different languages has helped him pursue his dreams! Thank you for visiting us, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Humphry Davy School 16 Nov 2021 The HDS community came together yesterday to wear Odd Socks to mark the start of Anti-Bullying Week. Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage everyone to express themselves and celebrate individuality and what makes us all unique! Odd Socks day is to help raise awareness of bullying and standing together - in a fun and unified way. This year over 5 million children, 1,000s of parents, 100s of workplaces and lots of celebrities and influencers got involved. From Ant and Dec, Emma Willis, Craig David, Sir Mo Farah, Annamarie to Humphry Davy School! Well done everyone! #OddSocksDay #AntiBullyingWeek #onekindword
Humphry Davy School 15 Nov 2021 Staff and senior students from Humphry Davy School gathered on Sunday 14th November in remembrance of all those who gave their lives at war. Rain and Lily were superb ambassadors for the school; supporting the parade through the town and laying a wreath on behalf of our school community. There were also many of our students brilliantly representing their various uniformed organisations or playing superbly in the band. It was a poignant remembrance parade and service, much of which was delivered in the Cornish Language. We will remember them.
Humphry Davy School 11 Nov 2021 Our school community fell silent at 11am this morning to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict, those who have served and their families. The two minute silence was impeccably observed across the school, and with the Last Post echoing around our school grounds for all to hear, we remembered.
Humphry Davy School 10 Nov 2021 Careers Education is an important part of what we do at HDS. We believe that by sharing information about different career pathways, we can increase awareness of the opportunities available to our young people and raise aspirations. This week’s Hot Job is a Biotechnologist!
Humphry Davy School 5 Nov 2021 This week students have been using their mentor time to think about the COP-26 conference which is taking place in Glasgow. For almost three decades, world governments have met nearly every year to forge a global response to the climate emergency. Our students have spent their time watching videos which have sparked several in depth conversations within their mentor groups. It is always really interesting to hear our young people discuss such pressing subjects and their passion for our planet always shines through.
Humphry Davy School 26 Oct 2021 Year 7 students have been busy this term practising for our annual Year 7 Performance. The students worked tirelessly, singing take after take for the camera (ensuring plenty of great camera angles). They also experienced our recording studio for the first time and, we’re sure you’ll agree, they have put together a spectacular music video for you! This was a great experience for our students and gave them a taste of what creating a music video is really like. Check out the video here: https://www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk/2331/news/post/976/year-7-music-concert
Humphry Davy School 22 Oct 2021 The latest version of our Community Matters Newsletter is now available on our website. Have a great half term everyone! https://humphrydavy.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/document/October-2021-2.pdf?t=1634919163?ts=1634919163
Humphry Davy School 20 Oct 2021 Careers Education is an important part of what we do at HDS. We believe that by sharing information about different career pathways, we can increase awareness of the opportunities available to our young people and raise aspirations. This week’s Hot Job is a Hospital Doctor!
Humphry Davy School 14 Oct 2021 Dear Parents and Carers, My thanks to the fantastic staff team here at Humphry Davy for the swift response following the public demonstration held outside the main gate at the end of the school day. As ever our primary focus is the safety, health and welfare of the students and their safe departure from the school to travel home, and some quick changes to our routines ensured the safety of all involved. My apologies to anyone who experienced any disruption and my thanks to parents and the community for their support in quickly dispersing the traffic. As expressed in my weekly letters, I appreciate that the Covid-19 vaccine is a polarising issue and I will write to all parents to update them on arrangements in coming days. Thank you for your support. Bill.
Humphry Davy School 13 Oct 2021 Careers Education is an important part of what we do at HDS. We believe that by sharing information about different career pathways, we can increase awareness of the opportunities available to our young people and raise aspirations. This week’s Hot Job is a Countryside Office!
Headteacher William MarshallHumphry Davy School, Coombe Road, Penzance,
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