Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) & British Values

SMSC and British Values are at the heart at everything we do at Hayes Primary School. They are specifically taught through our PSHE and RE curriculum as well as the schools focus on UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Initiative. However it underpins our ethos in all subject areas. We feel it is important as teachers to model effectively the values that form part of SMSC and endeavour to that in all teaching.

At the beginning of the year SMSC books are given to all children in Year 4 (Bronze), Year 5 (Silver) and Year 6 (Gold). These books help the children to think about their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning and what they have done to achieve it. They then record their evidence of in their book, once the whole book is completed they are given their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

Through their SMSC learning they will get the opportunity to:

  • Explore your beliefs and the beliefs of others and reflect on your learning and experiences.
  • Think about the differences between right and wrong and what that means for your life.
  • Use a range of social skills in different contexts with people from varying backgrounds.
  • Explore different cultures and how they have shaped our own lives and the lives of others.

Their SMSC learning will also link with their learning about:

  • PSHE - Personal, Social, Health and Economic education
  • British Values: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
  • Rights Respecting
  • Learning behaviours
  • E-safety

SMSC Books

British ValuesWhat do you think being British meansRights Respecting School