At Belmont we believe that it is invaluable for our children to have an interest and awareness of the world in which we live and to understand and respect British values. We endeavour to develop pupil knowledge and understanding of the world by encouraging curiosity and wonder about other countries and cultures.
We aim to achieve this by embedding a global focus within our curriculum work. We have links with schools in other countries, such as Kenya and Japan and we continue to develop more.
These links involve pupils communicating with peers in other countries using media such as letters, work exchanges, Skype and e-mail. We regularly have themed events and class assemblies for parents/carers often have a global theme. Visitors to school are also always welcome.
Our highly successful ‘Connecting Classrooms’ project led to staff from Bengali schools visiting Belmont and this was reciprocated with members of Belmont staff travelling to Bangladesh to visit their schools. Belmont has been recognised by the British Council International Schools Award for our excellent global learning. We are also an Expert Centre for the Global Learning Programme, working with a local network of schools, offering support and advice on global learning.