SMSC and British Values
Hale CEVC Primary School is a Church of England School where Christian Values and our Vision lie at the heart of everything we do.
Our vision is founded on Matthew 5: 14-16
‘Be the Light’
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
At Hale CE Primary School, we uphold and teach about British Values which are defined as:
- Mutual respect
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We have a duty to actively promote and embed these values and to challenge pupils, school personnel or parents who express extremist views contrary to fundamental British Values. We want to ensure that children are well prepared for modern life in Britain by the active promotion of and respect of British Values.
We give children at Hale ‘first-hand experience of the diverse make-up of modern British society’ by teaching them respect for other faiths and developing awareness and knowledge of communities other than their own. We value the diverse ethnic background of all our pupils and throughout the year we hold a variety of events to celebrate these; such as whole school assemblies.
We ‘expect teachers to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school’ and ‘not to undermine fundamental British Values’.
These values are taught through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education (PSHE). We also teach and actively promote British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum; ensuring that our curriculum includes suitable opportunities to explore these values.