Castleford Park Junior Academy

British Values & SMSC

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Promoting British Values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural attitudes at Castleford Park Junior Academy

Promoting British Values and SMSC at Castleford Park Junior Academy

Castleford Park Junior Academy seeks to develop confident, independent, caring and inquiring individuals who are prepared for the future. We believe in fostering life-long learning through encouraging an environment that values mutual trust and respect, honesty and equality and seeks to develop everyone’s potential. We provide excellent learning opportunities for all and celebrate the successes of individuals and the whole community as we believe spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) underpins everything we do and this includes actively promoting British values.

How we promote Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development:

SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education. In our school this is not taught as a specific lesson but is part of our Religious Education, Physical Education, Personal, Social and Health Education as well as part of the ethos of the school which children experience on a daily basis. SMSC is now highlighted by the government as an essential means of promoting British values and counteracting the development of religious extremism in our communities.

We believe that the values described above help our pupils prepare for life in modern Britain. All curriculum areas provide opportunities for embedding understanding of the key concepts of SMSC and British Values. In particular, our assemblies, alongside our broad, balanced and diverse curriculum, provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop their understanding further.

Please see the table attached which explains how we do this and evaluate the impact that we have:


Pupils’ spiritual development is shown by their:


Pupils’ moral development is shown by their:


Pupils’ social development is shown by their:


Pupils’ cultural development is shown by their: