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    Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education helps children develop personal qualities that are valued in modern British society. Through our provision of SMSC we will: 

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self confidence 
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England 
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely 
  • enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England 
  • further promote tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures 
  • encourage respect for other people 
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England 

All staff are involved in spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. These qualities will be evident in the way that children and adults interact throughout the school. 

There is a focus on promoting British values through the curriculum, which follows guidance in the Promoting fundamental British Values as part of SMSC in schools.

As a result of promoting fundamental British values, our students will develop: 

  • an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process 
  • an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety 
  • an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence 
  • an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law 
  • an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour 
  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination