Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
The DfE have recently reinforced the need for “All maintained schools (to) meet the requirements … (to) promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. Through ensuring pupils’ SMSC development, schools can also demonstrate they are actively promoting fundamental British values.”
These British values as set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011 are listed as:
"democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs"
"Pupils must be encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance"
At Fern House School, we understand that the society we live in and are part of is diverse and reflect this in both our day-to-day life in school and our curriculum. For our pupils, we aim to continually weave the threads of social, cultural, moral and spiritual and specifically British values through everything that we do in school.