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SMSC & British Values

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the children and the promotion of British Values takes place across the curriculum at St George’s.

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 and to understand 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.

Social development encourages the children to work and socialise with others and to relate to those from different backgrounds; religious, ethnic and socio-economic, and they are helped to understand and accept fully the British Values in order to participate fully and 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.

British Values are promoted so that the children can be prepared for life in modern Britain.  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, circle times, assemblies, visitors, workshops and specific lessons.

Collective Worship at St George’s takes place on a regular basis and includes external visitors such as the local vicar and various charities representatives. Children’s successes are also celebrated weekly.

Values at St George’s

Each half term, there will be a whole school focus on a specific value which will be incorporated into lessons and collective worship:

Autumn 1:     Honesty and Trust

Autumn 2:     Tolerance and Mutual Respect

Spring 1:        Resilience and determination

Spring 2:        Excellence

Summer 1:     Responsibility

Summer 2:     Appreciation