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SMSC and British Values

Fundamental British Values at Morley Primary School


Throughout our Curriculum and Ethos, we aim to promote Fundamental British Values within all aspects of Morley Primary School. We expect individuals associated with our school to aim to adhere and respect these values which unite us all whatever faith, ethnicity, culture or beliefs.


The Government emphasises that school are required to ensure that key British Values are taught in all UK schools. The Government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ – values of:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


We uphold the values of tolerance, equality, respect, co-operation, responsibility, compassion and democracy.

There are times when our taught curriculum cover these values as themes but we also make the most out of other opportunities that present themselves locally, nationally or globally. The way in which these are taught are appropriate to the stages of development of the children.


Morley embeds these values through:

  • Assemblies
  • School council
  • Positive behaviours
  • Guidance and support when dealing with inappropriate behaviour
  • Charity work
  • Celebrating different faiths and cultures
  • School trips
  • Sports day/Physical education
  • Appreciation of rules and laws to protect people
  • We teach the children about decision making through democratic process


We have high aspirations for all of our children regardless of backgrounds, individual skills and talents. We believe that children can contribute positively to their own lives as a child and in the future as a responsible, confident and skilled learner with a desire to play an active role in society.

British Values at Morley Primary

SMSC and British Values at Morley School

(Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding)

At Morley we believe in building a community of confident, responsible, caring, compassionate, respectful and highly motivated children who will grow up into strong and active members of society who are able to take their place in the world and go on to great and exciting things.


Our school curriculum is planned to support this, and enriched with a wealth of opportunities for pupils to learn and play together, to take part in a wide variety of cultural activities, and to mix with people of other ages, cultures and faiths in order to develop understanding and interest in the world.


We aim to give our children the very best.


At Morley, SMSC is sometimes taught discretely, and sometimes through other subjects. It is interwoven with the drive to promote positive relationships with all people, to ensure that extremism and radicalization is addressed early. Each year we take part in a range of activities such as Divali, Holocaust Memorial Day, Chinese New Year and Remembrance Day to develop the children's appreciation of other peoples and faiths. 


Below are examples and evidence of work in school to promote Citizenship, SMSC and British Values.

Links to further work on SMSC and British Values