British Values

British Values

Schools have a duty to promote fundamental British Values as part of SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Development).

British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect for and the tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

Through our curriculum we aim to

  • Enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enable pupils to distinguish between right and wrong and respect the law of England
  • Encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of others in school and in the community
  • Enable pupils to respect their own culture and respect the culture of others
  • Enable pupils to respect other people
  • Enable our pupils to gain knowledge of a democracy and to participate in a democratic process though the pupil voice
  • Enable our pupils to understand the different services and institutions available in England

Examples of how we incorporate this into our curriculum are:

  • Pupils having the opportunity to learn about the Remembrance Day and visit the memorials in local places.
  • Key Stage 2 pupils collecting food from the harvest table and distributing it to the local community as a good will gesture
  • Learning about the different cultures through RE and visiting their different places of worship
  • Showing good manners in and around school by holding doors for visitors and greeting them accordingly
  • Visiting the fire station to see the service that is provided
  • Going to the local supermarket and conducting themselves correctly at all times within the community