Promoting Fundamental British Values
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
• rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At Smeeth School we provide pupils with opportunities to acquire knowledge about democracy and to gain understanding of the impact it has on our lives in Britain today. Our Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) and Religious Education (RE) curriculums look at issues of citizenship, teaching pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the rules of law. Our pupils are given roles in the school that promote responsibility for their behaviours and help them to understand how they can contribute to the school community, the local community and society as a whole. Pupils learn about different faiths and traditions. They are taught to respect other people and understand that they should not discriminate or show prejudice. Our curriculum provides artistic, sporting, linguistic and cultural opportunities.
Smeeth School recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing landscape of the United Kingdom. Our school fosters a strong sense of belonging both to the school community and as a citizen of Britain with the responsibilities that citizenship brings.
Smeeth School recognises the statutory requirements to promote British Values as part of the curriculum and does so whilst appreciating and celebrating the backgrounds of all pupils and their families.
In response to the Department for Education’s guidance on promoting British Values in schools, Smeeth School seeks to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain and are members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of their background.