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.
Connect with us
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - March 23 Pupils of @HDSPenzance created 4 short films all relating to issues that affect young people's mental wellbeing - Check out this one about Self Image 🤳 For all 4, visit https://t.co/7DBOBygQOJ @HeadStartKernow #MentalHealthAwareness #wellbeingwednesday https://t.co/Kf55dNaxLs
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - March 17 Really excited to share out latest Youth in Mind video by pupils at @HDSPenzance with a focus on 4 aspects of modern day life that can affect young peoples mental wellbeing. #Wellbeing #mentalhealth @HeadStartKernow @TFFCornwall @TNLComFund https://t.co/qEyzO2vWr3
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 27 Jul 2022 Today was the last day of an AMAZING 3 day Summer School. It was lovely to see our new Year 7s having so much fun! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! https://www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk/2331/news Have a great summer everyone...and see you in September!
Humphry Davy School 20 Jul 2022 This year’s summer production was a compilation of three classic ‘Grimms’ Tales’, Little Red Cap, Hansel and Gretel and Rumplestiltskin. Our students were gifted with beautiful sunshine meaning their play could go ahead on the field as planned. It was fantastic to see the students in their element as they showed off the fantastic play they have been rehearsing tirelessly. The dedication, time, effort and talents of our young people really shone through, enabling us to bring this show to life, a huge ‘well done’ to everyone involved!
Humphry Davy School 19 Jul 2022 Activities Week last week was a great success and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Here is a great video showing some of the awesome things our students and staff got up to in the sunshine!
Humphry Davy School 15 Jul 2022 What a jam packed Activities Week we’ve had! Our students have had lots of fun out and about in the brilliant sunshine…. experiencing new adventures, making new friends, developing confidence, and making memories. Here’s just a few of the many many photos we’ve taken. We’ll be posting more photos and a video next week on our website, and be sure to check out our newsletter at the end of term to see lots more…. After such a busy and active week, we hope everyone has a restful weekend, and we’ll see you all on Monday!
Humphry Davy School 12 Jul 2022 Activities week is in full flow and we are having so much fun already! With so many exciting experiences on offer, our students have certainly been getting stuck in…and it’s great to see so many smiling faces! Here’s a snapshot of some of the fun so far. We will be uploading more photos to our website throughout the week so be sure to keep an eye on our news story here: https://www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk/2331/news/post/1194/activities-week-2022
Humphry Davy School 11 Jul 2022 It was amazing to see the whole school get involved in our annual Sports Day this year! The sun was shining, and the atmosphere was fantastic, as everyone gathered on the sports field for the track and field events! Well done to all involved….what a brilliant day!
Humphry Davy School 5 Jul 2022 The HDS ‘Class of 2022’ gathered at Tregenna Castle last week, where they celebrated in style with an ‘under the sea’ theme to mark the completion of their five years of secondary education with us. Despite the weather, with the clouds deciding to open up just as our graduates began arriving, everyone had a smile on their face as they showed off their beautiful dresses and smartest suits, ready to enjoy a night of fine dining and fun. We wish you all the best of luck with your future endeavours and couldn’t be prouder of the young adults you have become. We look forward to seeing you again on Thursday 25th August for Results Day. More photos can be found on our website!
Humphry Davy School 4 Jul 2022 Humphry Davy School's choir had a fantastic time performing at the Minack Theatre last week in the Cornwall School's production of 'One Small Bird' - a song cycle inspired by the RSPB’s 2014 discovery of the migratory route of one of Britain’s rarest birds, the red-necked phalarope. The Red-necked Phalarope is a tiny creature. Weighing no more than a packet of crisps, it successfully crosses the Atlantic between Shetland and Peru every year, passing through environments as diverse and challenging as the icy regions of the north and the storms of the Caribbean. This little bird’s journey tells an inspiring story about strength and resilience in the face of harsh conditions, and of the unstoppable drive for survival among earth’s creatures. One Small Bird has been performed by young people and community groups across Britain and we are thrilled have been a part of this production.
Humphry Davy School 4 Jul 2022 Last week, HDS students competed in the Cornwall School Team Showjumping Competition and we were delighted when Rosie (year 9) and Mr Pickles won the individual 60-65 cm class against 40 other competitors. Rosie did exceptionally well, showing great determination having nearly stopped jumping altogether after a bad fall two years ago. Florence (year 7) on Skye also jumped a clear round. Nina and Kacey (both year 9) also made a great effort but, with Kacey's horse Jasper spooked by the wind and rain, and Nina riding a friends horse Otis, which she had only jumped twice before, they were unfortunately eliminated. All four girls had fun despite the horrendous weather and it was great to see them out competing with the support of their family and friends. Well done girls!
Humphry Davy School 1 Jul 2022 On Wednesday our students took part in Sports Day! We were so lucky with the weather and everyone had a great day taking part in the various sporting events we had running across the school site. Well done to everyone for taking part, here’s a shot from the day! Be sure to check out our website for more photos and a video which will be posted soon!
Humphry Davy School 29 Jun 2022 We are so looking forward to sharing this years play with you all. Tickets are on sale at reception now!
Humphry Davy School 28 Jun 2022 What an amazing time we had this year at Mazey Day! We were so lucky with the weather, and WALL-E really shone in the sunshine! Thank you to all who came along to support us, and special thanks to all the students and staff involved in making this year's Golowan a special one! We can't wait for next year!
Humphry Davy School 25 Jun 2022 Here at HDS we LOVE Mazey Day and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to be involved again this year! We’ve had an amazing day filled with smiles, sunshine and music (with just a touch of rain)! We were so proud to show Wall:E to you all, we hope you loved him just as much as we do. Enjoy the rest of the fantastic Golowan celebrations and be sure to visit us at the Quay Fair Day tomorrow to continue the festivities! Happy Mazey Day everyone! Golowan Festival Official Page
Humphry Davy School 25 Jun 2022 We are having the best day! Now the big reveal is over, here is a short video on the making of Wall:E and his friends. If you missed us this morning be sure to come down and see us this afternoon in the 3pm parade or visit our stand next to the Humphry Davy statue to hear our wonderful musicians.
Humphry Davy School 25 Jun 2022 Happy Mazey Day everyone!! We are so excited to be involved again this year. The sun is currently out and we are busy prepping our sculpture for all to see in the 11am and 3pm parades! Don’t forget to join us for music all day at the Humphry Davy statue. See you soon!
Humphry Davy School 24 Jun 2022 Last week, with the sun shining brightly, we were delighted to plant a commemorative tree to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Our Jubilee dancers, having just returned from a filming session in Morrab Gardens, assisted Headteacher, Mr Marshall, with the planting. We look forward to watching the beautiful tree grow with our students over the coming years…and we are very much looking forward to being accompanied by our dancers at Mazey Day tomorrow. Be sure to join us for the 11am and 3pm parades! We’ll be sending out updates throughout the day!
Humphry Davy School 20 Jun 2022 Recruiting now! We are currently looking to recruit a Faculty Teaching Assistant to join our Creative Arts faculty. For further details, including the job description and an application form, please visit our website. https://www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk/2343/staff-vacancies-1
Humphry Davy School 17 Jun 2022 Our Year 11 students had their last English exam on the 10th June and celebrated with some 'book themed' treats. This included some ‘Lord of the Flies’ cupcakes made by Miss Fairweather. How tasty do they look? Well done Year 11!
Humphry Davy School 16 Jun 2022 Recruiting now! We are looking to recruit a well-organised animal carer who will be responsible for the day to day care of all small animals within our animal care unit. We have a range of different small animals on site including rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, degus, gerbils and a school cat! For more information on the role and an application form please visit our website. https://www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk/2343/staff-vacancies-1
Headteacher William MarshallHumphry Davy School, Coombe Road, Penzance,
Cornwall, TR18 2TG
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