British Values and SMSC
Promoting Fundamental British Values.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
• rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Spiritual, moral, social cultural development (SMSC) supports the rights and responsibilities of the child as well as contributing towards our whole school values and ethos leading to children becoming life-long learners and to be active and responsible citizens in society. SMSC is important because we wish to prepare pupils with memorable, positive experiences to face the world ahead of them, a future society that values others. It enables them to thrive in a rapidly changing society and enables them to become happy, healthy, respectful individuals that have a love of life so that they know the difference between right and wrong and to develop lively, enquiring minds.