British Values and SMSC

The Department for Education states that there is a need

“to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process                        

Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England

Support for equality of opportunity for all

Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law

Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school.

All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, RE, Personal Development Days and Assemblies provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.

We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British Society and to the world.

Social 

  • Encouraging an understanding and interest in how communities function at different levels.
  • Enabling cooperation and interaction with others of different ability, ethnicity, values etc.
  • Effectively resolving conflicting ideas and opinions.

Moral

  • Developing a sense of 'right' and 'wrong'.
  • Linking between actions and consequences.
  • Encouraging an interest in ethical issues.
  • Applying right and wrong in day-to-day life.
  • Offering reasoned arguments and accepting different points of view.

Spiritual

  • Encourage students to ask questions about the 'bigger picture'.
  • Reflection of themselves and the world around them.
  • Offer imaginative and creative learning.

Cultural

  •  Celebrating diversity on all levels.
  • Respecting and exploring different cultures.
  • Understanding and appreciating the different influences that have shaped students' heritage and backgrounds.

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