All maintained schools must meet the requirements set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their students.
Through ensuring students’ SMSC development, schools can also demonstrate they are actively promoting fundamental British values. The government defines British values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Actively promoting the values also means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.
Through their provision of SMSC, schools are expected to:
At Swanwick Hall, we actively promote and support students’ SMSC development to ensure they can contribute fully and positively to British society.
The examples below demonstrate some of the many ways we seek to embed British values.
A detailed audit of how SMSC and Fundamental British Values are taught and promoted within our curriculum is available on the school website. This audit is updated annually.
Please also refer to the school’s Safeguarding Policy for further details of how the school addresses the issue of tackling extremism.