The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of all our pupils features heavily in the curriculum as well as being an intrinsic part of the everyday life of the Academy.
Our strong focus on the SMSC aspects clearly demonstrates how we promote fundamental British values. Regular and ongoing references in assemblies and through subjects such as RE and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) help build an understanding in each child of the 4 key elements which are outlined below.
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
Pupils are supported and encouraged to have high levels of self-esteem and be confident individuals. They are taught how to distinguish right from wrong and there is a high expectation placed upon them to respect everyone regardless of their views and beliefs.
We aim for all our pupils to make the link between British values and their own behaviour towards others in our Academy. Through understanding these values and putting them into practice we hope that they will positively contribute to a respectful and tolerant community later in their life.