Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development including British Values

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the child is recognised as being of fundamental importance for the education of all children by Governors, staff and parents at our school. It is central to both our vision statement and our main curriculum aims. It is taught through all subjects of the curriculum and is integral to the ethos of our school. It supports all areas of teaching and learning including the development of the child as an effective learner. We recognise that such development is most successful when the values and attitudes are promoted and modelled by all staff in school. A positive development of SMSC can enrich an individual’s appreciation of life experiences and their relationships with others.

The DfE have recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’ At Trent Vale these values are actively promoted though our provision for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Please read our policy available below to see how we actually teach and support the development of this essential aspect of the curriculum.