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British Values & SMSC

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:

•    democracy
•    rule of law
•    individual liberty
•    mutual respect
•    tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

How this is done at New Moston Primary:


Actively promoting British values through

  • Focusing on and showing how the school’s work is effective in securing these values
  • Challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values


Democracy – what do we do?

  • Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
  • Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • Include in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain
  • Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
  • Help pupils to express their views
  • Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged
  • Democracy is shown through history topics such as the Vikings and Saxons
  • P4C curriculum and discussion groups


Rule of law – what do we do?

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair
  • Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong
  • Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made
  • Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals
  • Include visits from the police across the year
  • Teach pupils aspects of both civil and criminal law and discuss how this might differ from some religious laws (Year 6)


Individual liberty – what do we do?

  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
  • Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence
  • Challenge stereotypes
  • Implement a strong anti-bullying culture 
  • E-Safety through school


Respect and tolerance – what do we do?

  • Promote respect for individual differences
  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life
  • Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • Organise visits to places of worship
  • Develop links with faith and other communities through RE and working alongside children and their families
  • Learning to disagree in a respectful way
  • Develop critical personal thinking skills


SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural) Development at New Moston 






  • RE curriculum
  • Celebrations from around the world – Chinese New Year, Eid etc
  • History & Geography topical figures and events
  • Special learning days
  • Children respect others and their beliefs
  • Children are aware and sharing learning about other members of school community
  • Recognition of how Britain has changed over time (linked to BVs)


  • Support pupils with behaviour and relationships policy
  • School rules
  • PSHCE programme
  • P4C and personal development curriculum
  • Assemblies/collective worship time
  • Natural and logical consequences used to develop character and moral compass
  • Current local, national and global knowledge as citizens and moral thinking development
  • Children are aware of their place in the community and how different communities can form part of a whole


  • Cooperative learning & coaching in classrooms
  • Community Links – Crucial crew, Factory Youth Zone, churches and library
  • PHSCE & RE curriculum
  • School competitions
  • Engagement in lessons is high leading to increased learning opportunity
  • Social skills and language and communication development
  • Self-esteem and confidence building
  • Awareness of the world and like in Modern Britain


  • Pupil leadership
  • Behaviour policies & school rules
  • Whole school cultural days – Eid, Easter, LGBT, racism
  • Pastoral offer and family support
  • Democracy values
  • A chance to vote and be represented – have a voice in school
  • Children demonstrate a deep understanding and strong moral compass about tolerance of differences


Stonewall School Champions


NMPS are proud to be Stonewall Gold School Champions!


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and BiphobiaπŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ


Each year we mark the event by dressing up in all the colours of the rainbow 🌈 





We celebrate our differences, we focus on Stonewall’s ‘Different Families, Same Love’ campaign, read books about different families, explore significant historical figures who have played important roles in equality for LGBT and challenge stereotypes, homophobic, bi-phobic and transphobic language.

Stonewall’s ‘Different families, same love’ campaign 



Some of the books we read

(We read these kinds of books throughout the year!)



Celebrating our differences



Talking about how our families are different but as long as their is love, it’s a family



Whole school collective handprint rainbow 



Making rainbow friendship bands