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British Values


British Values and the Social, Moral and Spiritual Curriculum


Each week a 'hot topic' is introduced and explored. Participants are then able to 'vote'. Data is collected and analysed nationally, e.g. by gender, age group, location. This enables learners to deepen their understanding of democracy, and compare their views to those of others around the country.


SMSC and British Values underpin our work. Themes are woven through the curriculum and classroom displays.


Students are encouraged to reflect during the day. Moral and ethical discussions and decision making are central to our work in helping learners to manage their behaviour, make informed choices and improve their outcomes.


We actively prepare students for adult life by encouraging respectful behaviour and promoting healthy self esteem.


The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and considered them to be:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


These values are shared through discussions, displays and discrete learning activities.


Mutual respect
We support students to understand each other and promote respect and dignity for everyone. Everyone in our school  is treated fairly. However  this does not mean everyone is treated in the the same way at all times. Students
 and staff are always able to voice their opinions and we foster an environment where people are safe to disagree with each other.