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Verwood Church of England First School and Nursery

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How does SMSC promote the British Values ?

Below is an outline of how SMSC at Verwood C of E First School & Nursery promotes the fundamental British values.

SMSC - Spiritual

Our learning environment and curriculum opportunities enable pupils to:

reflect on beliefs that inform their perspective on life and their respect for different faiths and values. Consider how a belief can change people’s lifestyles, (R.E, investigating communities and faiths, historical case studies)

Democracy

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

be curious and to express feelings of delight and wonder when learning about themselves, others and the world (scientific investigations, new life, the global landscape). Discuss what they think they have achieved and what they need to do to be successful in the future, (self-assessment, ‘R’ values – being reflective).

Individual Liberty

 

use imagination and creativity in learning

Individual Liberty

reflect on their experiences

Democracy

Individual Liberty

empathise and consider the viewpoints of others, (debates, drama activities, discussing feelings and empathising with characters in familiar stories)

Tolerance & Respect

 

SMSC – Moral

Our learning environment and curriculum opportunities enable pupils to:

recognise the difference between right and wrong - clear and consistent rewards and sanctions that children understand and believe to be fair.

Democracy

Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

investigate and offer views about moral and ethical issues and understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

 

Democracy

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

understand boundaries and the consequences of their behaviour and actions - discussing the choices made by themselves and others and the resulting outcomes (character studies, studies of historical figures).

 

Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

develop the acceptance of other people, understanding the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.

Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

 

 

SMSC – Social

Our learning environment and curriculum opportunities enable pupils to:

co-operate well with others and be able to resolve conflicts effectively

Democracy

Rule of Law

Tolerance & Respect

use a range of social skills in different contexts (pair and small group work within the classroom)

Democracy

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

participate in community and social settings (WAT academy schools, school council, sporting activities)

Tolerance & Respect

know that the rule of law protects the rights of individual citizens and is essential for their well-being and safety

Rule of Law

 

SMSC – Cultural

Our learning environment and curriculum opportunities enable pupils to:

understand and appreciate the range of different cultures within school and further afield

Rule of Law

Tolerance & Respect

have an awareness of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its role in shaping British history and developing Britain.

Democracy

Rule of Law

participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities (first hand experiences through local visits, art and artists)

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

explore and show respect for different faiths, religious, ethnic and national and global communities (stories from different cultures/ visitors from the local and international community/studies of a different lifestyle including different food, dress, festivals and places of worship.).

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect