Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (including British Values)
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (S.M.S.C.) is delivered in a number of ways at All Saints C of E Primary School and permeates all areas of school life.
• Reflect about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values.
• Have a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
• Use imagination and creativity in their learning with a willingness to reflect on their experiences.
• Recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
• Understand the consequences of their behaviour and actions
• Have an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and
ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.
• Use a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and
socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and
• Have a willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings,
including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve
• Accept and engage with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of
law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
• Understand and appreciate the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others
• Understand and appreciate the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
• Have a knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
• Have a willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
• Show an interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.
• 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 tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures.
• Encourage respect for other people, and 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.
SMSC (inc British Values) Policy, September 2017 - View