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British Values & SMSC

At Fareham Academy, our ethos RAP: Respect, Accountability and Preparation, exemplifies our attitude and approach to the importance of the development of all aspects of students including spiritual, moral, social and cultural. All curriculum areas contribute to a student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and these learning experiences are enriched with SMSC opportunities during:

  • assemblies

  • extra curricular clubs

  • citizenship and PSHE Focus Days

  • charity days

  • thought for the week

  • trips – local, national and global

“Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

“Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.”

Department for Education, November 2014

We provide students with opportunities to cultivate the following:
Spiritual Development

  • by reflecting about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that informs their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values.

  • giving students a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them

  • using imagination and creativity in their learning

  • reflecting on their own experiences


Social Development

  • using a range of social skills in different contexts including workmen and socialising with students from different religious, ethic and socio-economic backgrounds

  • having a willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including volunteering and supporting well with others

  • being able to resolves conflicts effectively

  • accepting and engaging with the fundamental British values altho will allow our students to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain

Moral Development

  • by recognising the difference between right and wrong and respecting the civil and criminal laws of England

  • understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions

  • having an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and understanding and appreciating viewpoints of others on these issues

Cultural Development

  • by understanding and appreciating a wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own and others' heritage

  • understanding and appreciating a range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain

  • having knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its role in shaping out history and values, and developing Britain

  • participating in and responding positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities

  • having an interest in exploring and improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity as shown by tolerance and attitudes to different groups, locally and globally​

British Values

As part of SMSC, we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Through our provision of SMSC, the Academy:

  • enables students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

  • enables students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England

  • encourages students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely

  • enables students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England

  • promotes further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures

  • encourages respect for other people

  • encourages respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England

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