Throughout the curriculum at Ravensfield teachers promote SMSC aspects of life and promote British Values, such as: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development (SMSC) Introduction School Ravensfield Primary school regards the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspect of education as a core entitlement for all students. It is provided in all formal and informal settings and permeates every aspect of the school’s work, although there are many ways of interpreting the terms Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development. Through the school’s SMSC curriculum British values are promoted.
The development of SMSC is an inherent part of the way we work. It is embedded in the culture of the school, modelled by staff and pupils throughout the day, taught overtly in Personal Social Development (PSD) and Religious Education (RE) lessons and is recognised and celebrated alongside academic achievement.
All National Curriculum subjects provide opportunities to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. A significant contribution is also made by school ethos, effective relationships throughout the school, collective worship, and other curriculum activities.
What we do in school to promote British Fundamental Values
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. Take a look at our school gallery to find out exactly how we promote SMSC and British Fundamental Values - Picture Gallery