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British Values

British Values and SMSC


British Values and SMSC at Fleetdown


Through mutual exploration and understanding, staff and children have agreed our Core Values and Community Code. Enabling children to distinguish right from wrong, the Core Values also secures a safe and enjoyable learning environment with children encouraging respect for each other.


In addition to our Core Values and Community Code, Fleetdown is committed to promoting fundamental British Values as part of spiritual, moral and cultural development (SMSC). 


Every child is encouraged to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and confidence. As a school we take opportunities regularly to celebrate diversity and strongly promote respect.


British Values at Fleetdown include:


  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect for those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.




School Action

  • To understand and respect the democratic process.

School Council begins with an election process. Every class votes for an elected representative to stand on the council. School Council will discuss and issues raised, organise charity days, special assemblies and prefect roles and responsibilities. In addition, School Council will lead particular projects such as Eco-Schools, selling poppies etc.

Annual pupil survey aimed to highlight the pupil voice.


The Rule of Law:



School Action

  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong.
  • Encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative.
  • Understand how one can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the local area. 
  • To understand that living under the rule of law protects them and is essential for well- being and safety.

Using the Behaviour Code children become increasingly aware of their responsibilities both as individuals and to the wider school community.


Police and fire service to speak to the children during assemblies ensuring an increased understanding of anti-social behaviours in the children that leave Fleetdown. As a result, children will become better equipped to deal with the peer pressures of secondary education.


Individual Liberty:



School Action

  • To understand rights and responsibilities.
  • Children will have developing awareness of needs, views and feelings and be sensitive to the needs, views and feelings of others through the implementation of the school’s Behaviour Code. Raffle tickets and Alien Points are used daily to reinforce positive behaviour.


  • During PSHE Circle Time discussions, children discuss with their peers the concepts of rights and responsibilities.




Mutual respect for those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith:


ObjectivesSchool Action
  • Children to be reflective about own beliefs showing respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values.
  • Children investigate and offer reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others.
  • Use a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religions, ethnic and socio- economic backgrounds.
  • Participate in a variety of communities and social settings, cooperating well with others.
  • Children understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
  • Children respond positively to the diversity and similarity of individuals and groups, including questioning stereotypes. 
  • Children have a positive self-image and show that displays self-confidence 
 Religious Education Curriculum:
  • Guest speakers invited in to talk about Diwali, Ramadan etc. 
  • Children sharing experiences of different festivals. 
  • To understand beliefs and teachings. 
  • To understand practices and lifestyles and explore family routine and customs.
  • To talk about similarities and differences between families, communities and traditions. 
  • Visits to different places of worship. 


French curriculum:
  • To understand the French culture.
  • To know the similarities and differences between themselves and other families, communities and traditions.


History curriculum:
  • To investigate and interpret the past and appreciate their British heritage. 
  • To build an overview of world history. 


Geography curriculum:
  • To map where communities live and are from.
  • To compare the local area with countries across the globe. 


Children learn about different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures. At Fleetdown we have developed our Curriculum Maps to ensure the values are embedded across the curriculum and are part of the daily teaching in classrooms. In addition, key historical figures are considered to introduce and educate the children about great British artists, scientists, historians, musicians, sportsmen and sportswomen.


Together Everyone Achieves More