SMSC and British Values

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

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At the Leys we promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural education throughout the school day, every day.

SMSC education is defined as:

Spiritual -
The growth of a sense of self, unique potential, understanding of strengths and weaknesses, a will to achieve, questions and challenges and recognise a need to address one’s none material well-being.

We develop spiritual education through:

Moral -
An understanding of the difference between right, wrong, moral conflict, developing concern for others reflection on the consequences of actions and making responsible moral decisions and acting on them.

We develop moral education through:

Social -
A realisation of responsibilities and rights, ability to relate to others, work with them for the common good, a sense of belonging and the awareness of the need and possibility of making an active contribution to society.

We develop social education through:

Cultural -
An understanding of cultural traditions, appreciate and respond to a variety of aesthetic experiences; respect for one’s own culture/s and the cultures of others; a curiosity about difference; an ability to contribute to culture

We develop cultural education through:

British Values

Please click here to read our British Values statement.

At the Leys Primary and Nursery School we actively promote British Values, as set out by the Department for Education in 2014 ‘Promoting fundamental British values as part of Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural development in schools (SMSC).’  Our British Values statement describes fundamental British values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of others. These values are integral to our curriculum, alongside our commitment to promoting equality and celebrating diversity outlined in our Equality Scheme 2017. We challenge pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values.

British Values Education is defined as:

We develop British values education through:

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Ripon Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4QZ.
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