British Values


At Serlby Park Academy (Primary Phase) we take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously.  We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and embedded in the ethos and work of the school.  The Academy has identified SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) as a curriculum driver which unifies with British Values in all curriculum areas providing a vehicle for furthering and understanding of  these concepts (in particular, our RE and PSHE curriculum provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding).


The Academy makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, residential visits to outdoor centres and through visiting speakers from all faiths and groups.  Their strong-rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.




British Values


Evidence can be   found…


Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different   faiths and beliefs

Along with developing a respect for themselves and others,   children should require a tolerance and respect for their own and other   faiths, beliefs and cultures.

. RE Curriculum

. Assemblies

. Collective Worship

. Trips, visits & visitors

. Mother Leah Vicar

. Geography & History      curriculum



. School trips and residentials.


Children demonstrate respect in their every day school   lives. They understand what respect is and are able to explain why it is   important. Children ask questions about, and have knowledge of other faiths   and cultures which they respect and tolerate.


At Serlby Park Academy children are encouraged to see   their role in a democracy where everyone’s view is valued and fairly   considered

. School Councillors

. Prefects

. Playground Leaders

. House Captains

. Sports Leaders

. ‘Mini’ General Election

. Pupil Voice – start of topic

. Voting Systems – straw poll

. House Point System

Children understand the importance of fairness when it   comes to making a decision. They respect each other when working together in   a range of situations in order to make decisions and the best possible gains.   Children also have the opportunity to gain extra responsibility around school   and are involved in the decision making processes, such as voting, which   equip them for future life.

Rule of Law

Distinguishing right from wrong is an implicit part of   learning about the rule of law.  At SPA   children learn the importance of living by rules and that there are   consequences when these are not followed

. Class Rules – behaviour strategies and policy

. School Rules

. Table Manners & Dinner Time Rules

. Visits to places where laws are decided and enforced



. Collective Worship

Children understand their own and others’ behaviour and   its consequences. They are able to distinguish between right and wrong and   can explain how and why we need to behave in school.

Individual Liberty

Children should develop a sense of self confidence and   learn to think for themselves, making considered choices based on their   experiences and learning

. Discussions within classes


. History Curriculum

. Celebration Assembly

. Behaviour Policy

. English Curriculum

. Assemblies and collective worship

. School trips and residentials.

Children make their own decisions in a safe environment in   which they are allowed to make mistakes. They also understand the importance   of accepting responsibility and of their right to be heard in school.

Please see also:

School Curriculum Policies, including policy for RE and PSHE