British Values and SMSC
The development of SMSC and British Values is interwoven through everyday life at Goldthorpe Primary Academy, through our ethos and specifically addressed in classrooms, with visits and visitors, and through academy wide events.
The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils has always been at the heart of the education offered in Delta Academies. Our Academies’ approach to SMSC is embedded in the Delta ethos of mutual respect, partnership working and collaboration; an approach that we believe is fundamental to a full and positive participation in life in modern Britain.
Examples of how SMSC development, including British Values have been actively promoted across Delta Academies include:
- Academy ethos statements;
- Pupil Voice activities;
- Citizenship lessons;
- Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)programmes;
- Religious Education (RE) lessons;
- Healthy schools initiatives;
- Discussion within curriculum subjects;
- After school clubs;
- Charity work;
- Sporting events;
- Themes days or weeks; and
- Educational visits and other Learning Outside the Classroom.
We support the spiritual development of our pupils to enable them to develop their:
- ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values;
- sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them;
- use of imagination and creativity in their learning; and
- willingness to reflect on their experiences.
We support the moral development of our pupils to enable them to develop their:
- ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, and to apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England;
- understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions; and
- interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.