Promoting British Values and SMSC

 

Life in modern Britain Audit including promoting SMSC

In our changing world and local communities it is also important to promote life in modern Britain as part of SMSC and this includes celebrating our strong vision and ethos, encouraging and supporting students to develop effective relationships, providing a broad and balanced curriculum whilst offering activities beyond the classroom.

All of our students are encouraged to regard people of all faiths (including those with no faith), races and cultures with respect and tolerance.

We also promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.  By actively promoting these values we challenge anyone in our school community whose opinions or behaviours undermine these core beliefs

As part of promoting Life in Modern Britain it is important that our students understand how to keep themselves safe. It is an important part of our curriculum to raise awareness of the dangers of abuse, sexual exploitation, radicalisation and extremism.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is fundamental to our work if we are to prepare our young people to move into the world of work and function fully as contributing citizens to their community in which they live.

We define SMSC as the following:

Spiritual: Explore people’s beliefs and experiences whilst respecting their values. Encouraging students to discover themselves and the surrounding world and their place within it, (including using imagination and creativity and being able to reflect as an individual).

Moral: Recognising what is right and wrong, understanding choices and consequences, investigating moral and ethical issues and being able to offer a reasoned viewpoint.

Social: Using social skills appropriately in different contexts and understanding how different groups and communities function, being tolerant of others.

Cultural: Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, participating in cultural opportunities and understand and appreciate cultural influences.

How do we promote Life in modern Britain and SMSC development in our students?

Our SMSC audit (below ) maps for us where our students experience these influences in our school, in addition to this we have other SMSC activities that further promote life in modern Britain.

 

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