British Values and SMSC
Promoting British Values
At Eynesbury Church of England Primary School, we centre children's education on not only their academic progress, but also their progress as individual people and citizens.
We offer a wide range of experiences and activities that, combined with our general school policies, aims, vision and values, promote each child's personal development and core values needed, to be a successful and valuable member of our society. We believe in educating the children in our care to be good citizens and to develop the skills they need to have a successful and productive life in modern Britain.
We celebrate cultural diversity in our school and community through visits, assemblies and more, whilst learning what it is to be a British citizen. We provide a broad and balanced Personal Development curriculum , RE and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) curriculum which explicitly teaches the children the importance of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths.
We are committed to keeping Eynesbury Primary School children safe and happy in order for them to grow and flourish to their full potential in all aspects of their lives.
The Key Values are:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
Spiritual development: beliefs which inform perspective on life including respect for different people's feelings and values. Spiritual does not mean just religious. It is concerned with developing the non material aspects of life, focusing on personal insight, values, meaning and purpose. It is about children having creativity and imagination and a sense of fascination, awe and wonder.
Moral development: the ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and applying it to our own lives. It is about the choices people make and how they live their life.
Social development: being willing to participate in different social settings, co-operating with others and resolving conflicts effectively, being a part of the local community, relating to adults and learning the skills for successful personal relationships.
Cultural development: understand and appreciate the range of cultural influences that shape our heritage, feeling comfortable in a variety of cultures, valuing cultural diversity and challenging racism is important.