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British Values and SMSC

At The John Roan spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted across the entire school curriculum and all aspects of school life. We aim to ensure that all students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of right and wrong and practise the skills and attitudes required for them to participate fully in a democratic society.

SMSC is embedded within the general ethos of our school community and co-operative values are promoted through:

  • All curriculum subjects
  • Our daily tutor time
  • Assembly Programme
  • Drop down/enrichment days
  • Fundraising and Charity work
  • Student leadership programme
Spiritual Development

Beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform students’ perspective on life and their interest in and respect of, different people’s feelings and values. A 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. A desire and willingness to reflect on their own beliefs religious or otherwise.

Moral Development

Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and the students’ readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives. Understand the consequences of their actions. Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues. An understanding of the civil and criminal law of England and recognising the legal boundaries that apply to their own lives and actions.

Social Development

Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, co-operating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively. Interest in, and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at various levels. An understanding of what fundamental British values may be and an awareness of how they can make a positive contribution to life in modern Britain.

Cultural Development

Understanding and having an appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage. Willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example: artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities. Interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for, cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socioeconomic groups in the local, national and global communities. Knowledge of British democratic systems, its history and its continuation to develop Britain.

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