Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003
Contact. Miss King (Business Manager)


What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 


Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.


Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

Aims and Objectives:

SMSC enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.

We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self worth.

We teach them how society is organised and governed.

We teach them about rights and responsibilities, to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.

SMSC enables the children to:

  • know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
  • be aware of safety issues;
  • understand what makes for good relationships with others;
  • have respect for others;
  • be independent and responsible members of the school community;
  • be positive and active members of a democratic society;
  • develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
  • develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.

British Values

Stanford School promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.

Through the provision of SMSC our students:

  • develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law;
  • accept responsibility for their behaviour and contribute positively to the lives of others
  • acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services;
  • acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • encourage respect for other people;
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes.

Behaviour Management

Reflection Sheets - A Time to Reflect

At Stanford we try to give children the opportunity to not only reflect on the good things they do e.g. good work in class, but also the negative choices that they sometimes make.

As part of this process we have been trialling the use of ‘Reflection Sheets’.

These sheets are a chance for children to:

  • think about the decisions they made or actions they took in words or pictures
  • why this may have been the wrong choice to make
  • what they could do next time to avoid it happening again

If a child receives 3 Reflection Sheets in a week or 6 in a half term they will be copied and sent home to parents, so they have an opportunity to discuss with their child the behaviours they have been displaying in school and to help them to make more positive choices in future.

The Reflection Sheets are kept on file and monitored through the year.

We transfer the information from the sheets into a simple Excel spread sheet, which helps us to monitor the behaviour in the school in real-time and identify any patterns which may occur.

The more detail we record - the clearer the picture we get!

We record Gender, Class, Week, Term, Reason, Location, Subject, Time of Day

Healthy Schools

The Healthy Places ‘Education’ award is designed to help educational settings in North East Lincolnshire to create a programme of work to promote health, as they act as vehicles to empower individuals to live well where they work, learn and play.

Healthy Places Award

This is a fantastic award for schools and academies to work towards, which not only benefits the children and young people but also has a positive impact on the health of staff, parents/carers and wider community.

What are the Benefits ?

Improved health and happiness

Improved engagement and morale

Raised attendance levels for staff and children

Raised attainment and progression for staff
& children

Reduction in bullying

Better engagement with parents/carers and wider community.

Reduced absence level and increased attendance levels in workplace

Improved productivity and performance

Fewer accidents and injuries

Aims of the Project
  • Up skill and empower people to champion health
    and take care of each other.
  • Inspire sustainable health related change.
  • Gain recognition for creating a healthier setting.
  • Deliver healthy lifestyle promotion on topics.
What we do
  • Breakfast Club (Mon, Weds & Fri)
  • Provide healthy lunches & encourage parents to do the same.
  • Encourage children to take part in physical activity with a range of out of school clubs.
  • Ask children to discuss their thoughts and feelings, related to well-being both in class and through ‘Pupil Voice’.

Stanford Junior and Infants ensure Democracy, responsibility and respect are key sections of our broad and balanced curriculum. Download our Democracy document.

Below is the link to the Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) learning that our children will be following in the Summer term if parents wish to peruse it:

Relationship and Sex Education information

Foundation SRE Lesson Plans

Key Stage 1 SRE Lesson Plans

Key Stage 2 SRE Lesson Plans

RSE Long Term Plan

SMSC and British Values Long Term Plan

A parents guide to the new National Curriculum (not Foundation/Seedlngs class). More information can be found on the Rising Stars website

Growing up and keeping safe ~ a “Whole School Approach”

What is included in the BigTalk Education “SRE: Whole School Approach” Programme?

Head Boy and Head Girl at Stanford

This week at Stanford we listened to twelve candidates from Year 6 deliver speeches in front of the whole school in a bid to become Head Boy and Head Girl. Each candidate spoke brilliantly in the assembly and should be very proud of their hard work.

Every child in school cast their vote and the results are in...we would like to introduce our new Head Boy and Head Girl!

Head Boy - Hi, I am really excited and happy to be your new Head Boy for this year. I promise to do my best to help make our school even better than it is already with the help of you and your ideas too. If any of you have any concerns, I'm approachable and more than happy for you to come and talk to me.

I wanted to be Head Boy because I want Stanford School to continue to be a great place to learn exciting new skills and knowledge in a safe and friendly environment where everyone has the opportunity to do their best.

I promise I will do my best to make Stanford the coolest school in town!

Thanks again for voting for me and thanks for taking time to read this.

Head Girl - Hello and good morning, I'd like to start off by introducing myself, I am your new Head Girl! I'm excited and thrilled to be Head Girl and can't wait for my new possibilities to make any positive changes within the school as well as supporting all staff and pupils.

If you have any concerns, worries or even just want someone to talk to, you can always come and talk to me.

Thanks again for voting and taking your time in reading this.

Learning about democracy

Today the school children voted to decide who the new Head Boy and Head Girl would be. All the candidates were very professional and prepared a presentation about why they would be perfect for the position. When we went back to class we set us a polling station where the children could choose their candidate and cast their vote. The children enjoyed having this experience and having a say on what happens at this school.

Barley Class

Well done to our wonderful Barley Class - we had an amazing Leaver’s Service - we will miss your passion and enthusiasm. Good luck at Secondary -  you will be brilliant.

Thank you to all those who attended, the Stanford Trust for their donation, the year 6 staff for their hard work, Mrs Brady for organising the violas (‘Uptown Funk’ was amazing!) and to the pupils for singing their hearts out! Remember - Dance Like No One is Watching!


On our way home after a fantastic residential at Butlin’s!!!

Disco Time!!

Pupils had a great time at the Butlin’s disco last night. Dancing and Teaching classic songs was a hit... Oops up side your head!!!

Chilling by the Beach!

Good Morning from Butlin’s!!!

We have had our breakfast and are now going to our activities!! These include: bowling, archery, free fall, high ropes and quasar. We are having a great

We have arrived at Butlin’s!!

We’ve had a fantastic afternoon at the fun fair, enjoying the rides, just about to go for tea!!!

Enterprise Events

Pony rides, dream catchers, cakes, ice-creams and football games - just some of the brilliant enterprise events going on today in our year 5 and 6 Activity Day. Thank you for all your support as we are sure this will be a great fund raiser for school. Well done to all the year 5 and 6 pupils for planning, organising and leading the events. Slime was very popular! Also big thanks to Ms Smith and Poppy for sharing their ponies for the day - greatly appreciated and the pupils really enjoyed it.

Action for Happiness: Can I take care of my body?

Sunflowers and Seedlings have begun to learn about the 'Ten Keys to a happier life.'

They joined together this week to look at number three: Exercising! They had fun exercising together and playing lots of team games.

Here is why exercising is so important: Our body and our mind are connected. Being active makes us happier as well as being good for our physical health. It instantly improves our mood and can even lift us out of a depression. We don't all need to run marathons - there are simple things we can all do to be more active each day. We can also boost our well-being by unplugging from technology, getting outside and making sure we get enough sleep!

Look at all the Sunflower Superheroes!

Sunflower Class enjoyed helping our Head Boy to raise money for vulnerable and disabled children in our local area. Well done everyone!

100% Attendance

Well done to our termly attendance  raffle winners. We are very proud of all the pupils who reach 100% attendance and no lates!

Film Night

We enjoyed a fantastic film night at school - we watched ‘Peter Rabbit’ and ate hot-dogs and pop-corn. A great time was had by all. Thank you to the staff and volunteers for their help. Happy Easter!

Yoga Namaste!

Mental Health and Well-Being are an integral part of our curriculum at Stanford. One way to promote this is to take part in whole class yoga sessions!

Year 5 have been enjoying their Friday afternoon yoga sessions, here is a link if you would like to continue your yoga sessions at home

LQ: Can I listen to others about the role of a school nurse?

The school nurses Liz and Lorraine came to talk to Seedlings class about how they use their hands to help children in our school. Liz explained how they might check if children are healthy by measuring their weight and height. They showed us some glasses they might use to check our eyes and showed us how to check our hearing using the special machine and the earphones.

“What a lot of things the school nurses do!”

Finally we have enjoyed being nurses and doctors in our role play area too!

LQ: Can I listen to others? Can I ask questions?

As part of our ‘Helping Hands’ work the children in Seedlings classes learnt about the role of the Police Officer. PCSO's Andy, Kirsty and Becky talked about how the police help us and keep us safe. They showed us the different parts of their uniform such as their badge number, their body protection vest and their radio. We also looked at the police van’s blue flashing light, listened to the siren and even sat inside the police van!

J.N. "I liked the siren on the van, it was very loud!"
L.D. "I liked everything"
C.P. "I asked the PCSO if the police helicopter had a name!"
C.S. "I liked sitting in the back of the van. It waas called the cage."
G.W. "I tried the jacket on, it was heavy."

Design an Outfit Competition

Well done to the winners of the ‘design an outfit’ competition organised by a group of year 6 pupils. The year 6 team led the special assembly, organised the work and chose the winners. Excellent designing skills, interesting colours and a range of materials were used.

L.Q: Can I recognise way to celebrate Chinese New Year?

Gung Hay Fat Choy! – Happy New Year.

This week we have been celebrating the Chinese New Year, the year of the ‘Pig’. There have been lots of different activities including, listening to the Chinese Zodiac story and sequencing the animals, tasting Chinese food, serving customers in the Chinese restaurant and using chopsticks! We explored Chinese writing and tasted noodles, rice, spring rolls and prawn crackers!

Friendship Event

How lovely that the pupils joined together to make friendship bracelets, design hearts, make fortune cookies and think about what it takes to be a great friend. All the pupils enjoyed their biscuits and juice too! Thank you to all the volunteers for supporting this event.

7billionideas project

Well done to our Barley Class winners in the 7billionideas project. Thank you to Mr Kemp from Caistor Lions for supporting the event and joining us to judge the competition. All pupils made fantastic prototypes and a special well done to the winners. All pupils enjoyed using their design skills, presentation skills and team work skills.

Individual Liberty

In Key Stage 2 we have been discussing Fundamental British Values and what it means to us. This week we focused on 'Individual Liberty'. 

We ranked different statements about Our Rights in order of importance;

'This was a really difficult task - how can you say one is more important? They are all important and everyone will have a different idea of what to put first' - Charlie, Year 6

'My group all disagreed, we couldn't decide so had to have quite a debate about it' - Lucy, Year 5 

'Every group had a different idea of what order they should be in. None of us agreed, all of them are really important' - Finley, Year 3

Children enjoyed their debates, giving reasons for their opinions and understanding that there was no right or wrong answer, everyone has their own opinion, which are all respected.



Emma from the NSPCC came to talk to us about the work the NSPCC do, show Buddy, the 'Speak out' mascot and introduce a fundraising sponsored event.

NSPCC - Speak Out. Stay Safe.

As part of our 'Speak Out. Stay Safe.' learning this term, we participated in a special assembly with Emma from the NSPCC. We discussed what sort of behaviours are okay, and who we can talk to if we are worried, concerned, or just need someone to have a chat with!

To say thank you for the assembly and workshops, we used our Pupil Voice teams to discuss what type of fundraiser we would like to do to help raise money to support the super work that the NSPCC do.

We decided on a Stanford School Golden Mile Colour Run - it was great fun!

Childline - 0800 1111


Polite Point Winners

Well done to the polite point winners this week - excellent role models.

Behaviour Raffle Winners

Well done to the behaviour raffle winners - excellent role models.

Attendance Winners

Wow- well done to the 100% attendance and no late raffle winners!

End of term

Great last day fun - our special reward assembly, year 4 dancers, attendance and behaviour certificates along with a good sing-a-long!
Happy Christmas Everyone.

Christmas Dinner

We had a lovely Christmas Dinner today - thank you to the Governors, pupil helpers and staff for their support - everyone had a super time.

Christmas Fayre

What a fantastic Christmas Fayre - thank you to all those who supported it and to the pupils for showing their enterprise skills through designing, making, evaluating and selling their products. Well done everyone.

LQ: Can I understand what extremism is and learn about where extremism has occurred?

Barley class worked in pairs to explain what extreme means. We then used these meanings to understand what extremism is and discussed where this had occurred in the past.

Pupils were also able to give other examples that linked to books they had read, films they had watched. Barley class discussed why people may hold these views and held a class discussion about these.

LQ: Can I recognise safe ways to cross the road?

This week Seedlings class have been learning about ways to keep safe when near traffic. We listened to Mark from Humberside Fire and Rescue who explained the importance of wearing seat belts, cycle helmets and hi viz clothing as part of our road safety week. We then went outside to used the road signs to practise crossing the road safely and to find safe places to cross a road, such as a zebra crossing.

Show Organisers

Thank you to the year 5 team who organised the ‘Stanford’s Got Talent Show’ which was a brilliant event in school. Special mention to all the contestants and to L who was placed in first position for outstanding piano playing.

LQ: Can I take part in fundraising activities for Children In Need?

Take a look at the wonderful activities we have been doing to raise money for Children in Need. From matching the Pudsey Pairs on the whiteboard, icing spotty biscuits, making Pudsey ears and painting pictures of Pudsey we have had lots of fun working together

Anti-Bulling Week

Top Tips for a Happy School

This week in Seedlings, our focus has been about ‘Anti-bullying ’. During the week children from Seedlings class thought about what they could do to help make everyone happy, talked about 'top tips for a happy school' and made hand prints together with a with a new or different friend. 

We also recognised extra friendly children during the week and wore our odd socks for International Tolerance day too.

Lest We Forget

As part of commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1 some members of Star Anise and Barley helped make poppies as part of a display in the KS2 playground. "Lest We Forget"

Litter Picker Team

Thank you to the Litter Picker Team for their help and time ensuring any litter that blows into the school ground is tidied away. The group meet at lunchtimes and are very committed and organised. School has met with the Council too to look for extra recycling bins around the area.

Poppy Day Assembly

Mr Forest from the British Legion led our Poppy Day assembly today and shared photos from the special events in the summer from Ypres and the World War I Centenary Events.

Flu Vaccinations

Mental Health Awareness Day

Seedlings Class

As part of our mental health awareness day children talked about what things they do that make them feel happy.

LQ: Can I recognise ways to feel happy?

A.B. - "Play with my dog Harley."
O.H. - "Play with the trains and build a long one with lots of carriages."
T.S. - "To make me happy I go to the park and play on the round-about."
B.A - "When my uncle comes to my house, that makes me happy. We play hide and seek."

LQ: Who can I talk to if I feel sad?

J.F. - "To my mummy and daddy."
W.V. - "To a buddy or friend."
M.E. - "To the teachers."
J.R. - "To nanna and grandad."

We then went outside to clap as hard as we can for as long as we can. Take a look at how we got on, it certainly made us feel happy!

Sunflower Class

The Sunflowers discussed how important it is to look after our mental health. They discussed what they could do if they were feeling sad, stressed or worried. They each made a special wristband with the name of a person who could help them (at either home or at school) and they showed them in assembly. 


Well done to the pupils involved in Bikeability. There has been positive feedback from all the coaches and the pupils have impressed the staff with their positive attitudes too.

Little Princess Trust

Well done to A for her charity work to support the Little Princess Trust - she raised over £1000! Mum and school were very proud!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to all those who supported our joint Macmillan Coffee Morning with the Stanford Library - we raised £388! Well done to all the pupils who performed their poems and songs. Thank you to those who kindly donated cakes and to all the volunteers who organised the refreshments. It was a wonderful event for a very worthwhile cause.

Reading in the Sunshine

Everyone enjoying a good book in the sunshine! Thank you to our Reader Leader Lunchtime Club helpers.


Mr Daniels talked to the pupils about Karate skills and showed some basic karate moves. Lots of pupils were interested in finding out more at the local club.

Outdoor Gym Equipment

Great to see pupils being so active at lunchtime and enjoying the new outdoor gym equipment