Promoting British Values
Ofsted’s ‘fundamental British values’ are:
- the rule of law.
- individual liberty.
- mutual respect, and
- tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
“A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.”Nash, 2014
At Mayfield, through our provision of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC), we will:
- enable children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
- enable children to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
- encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
- enable children to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
- further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
- encourage respect for other people; and
- encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.