British Values & SMSC Development

Throughout our curriculum and ethos we aim to promote Fundamental British Values and children’s SMSC development within all aspects of school life.

We expect individuals associated with our school to aim to adhere and respect these values which unite us all whatever faith, ethnicity, culture or beliefs. There are times when our taught curriculum cover these values and SMSC but we also make best use of opportunities throughout the school day to promote these at all times. The way in which we teach these is appropriate to the stages of development of the children.

Practically these values are experienced through areas such as: assemblies, whole school themed days/weeks, School Council, Forest schools, positive behaviours – Evergreens, charity and fundraising work, enrichment activities, although there are always more!

Each week, we share a Big Question with our children which covers a key issue in the news each week – it could be a local issue or an international news story. We explore responses to our ‘Biq Question’ in both a whole school assembly and a taught session in each class each week and consider how the issue relates to both British Values and our school values.