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British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

St Mary & St Chad C.E First School actively promotes the fundamental British values of:-

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


This is achieved through the effective spiritual, moral and cultural development of our pupils, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum and extra-curricular activities, through our links with both the local community and the wider world. In promoting our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) and our distinctive Christian character, we demonstrate our commitment to actively promoting fundamental British values in ways which are appropriate to our pupils’ age and ability.


British and Christian values are regularly promoted through high quality teaching across the curriculum, with Collective Worship, and by a positive behaviour policy which allows children to develop and demonstrate skills and attributes that will allow them to contribute positively to life in Modern Britain. These values and attitudes are promoted and reinforced by all staff and used to provide a model of behaviour for all our children. The way in which the school community behave and treat others is built upon a basis of respect, individual worth and Christian love, while recognising that many of these guiding principles are present in other faiths and cultures.