What is it?
Spiritual: The opportunity to explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences.
Moral: The opportunity to learn what is right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.
Social: The opportunity to use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict.
Cultural: The opportunity to explore and appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in cultural opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
What are fundamental British values?
In 2014, the Department for Education told all schools to promote ‘British values' and advised that this is done through SMSC.
Ofsted also require schools to promote ‘British values' at every level including through their SMSC development, the curriculum and school leadership.
The fundamental British values are:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- tolerance and respect
Read the DfE document Promoting fundamental British values through SMSC to find out more about how FBV should be promoted in school.
How does SMSC promote fundamental British values (FBV)?
Schools should aim to embed SMSC in all aspects of school life, from individual lessons to extra-curricular activities and assemblies. At The Hawkswood Group we put SMSC at the heart of our curriculum and ensure that our provisions can evidence and show the impact of SMSC in all their teaching and learning and wider curriculum delivery.