SMSC AND BRITISH VALUES AT OLPS
SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education. SMSC is embedded into our curriculum as well as through extra-curricular activities, trips, and clubs and theme days. It is not a ‘standalone’ subject.
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.
Fundamental British values
All schools have a duty to promote British Values.
The fundamental British values are:
• the rule of law
• individual liberty
• tolerance and respect