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Winnall Primary School

SMSC and British Values

The promotion of SMSC and British Values takes place across the curriculum.


Spiritual development encourages the children to reflect on their beliefs, religious or otherwise, and reflect on their experiences, and to try and answer some of life’s fundamental questions. The use of imagination, creativity, and a sense of fascination in learning about themselves and the world around them is developed.


Moral development encourages the children to recognise the difference between right and wrong; to have a concern for others and develop an understanding of the consequences of their actions. They are helped to think about moral and ethical issues and to think about the views of others in these matters.


The school’s approach to social development encourages children to work and socialise with their peers. Children are encouraged to understand what it means to have British Values and to be inclusive despite different backgrounds, religions, ethnicity or socio-economic circumstances. Our children are therefore well-prepared to contribute positively to life in Modern Britain.


Cultural development encourages the children to understand and appreciate the wider range of cultures in their local community and further afield. They are taught to respect different faiths and diversity in local, national and global communities.


The children are also encouraged to take part in artistic, sporting and cultural   opportunities. They are helped to accept and engage with the fundamental values of Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


All of these are experienced in a variety of activities including discussions, our curriculum content, assemblies, circle times, visitors and workshops.

The following examples are some of the many ways we seek to promote British Values at Winnall Primary School:


  • Our learners engage well with and enjoy our PSHE curriculum where these values, along with other PSHE topics are explored, embedded and re-visited.
  • Our children are organised into four houses whose names are linked with Knights of the Round Table giving children a sense of where they live.
  • Each year children are taught a sense of democracy when voting for representatives for the class with junior governors.
  • We hold weekly assemblies where the British values are addressed and re-addressed.
  • Our learners also study Religious Education (RE) throughout their school lives, learning about a range of different belief systems and ways of life which gives children opportunities to develop their understanding of the British Values of tolerance and mutual respect.
  • The school is involved in several charity events throughout the year.