British Values and SMSC

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

At Lowfield, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) forms a large part of our curriculum.  We work hard to provide lots of opportunities to develop these skills

The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their:

  • Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise that inform their perspective on life and their respect for different people's faiths, feelings and values. 

  • Willingness to reflect on their own experiences.

  • Fascination in learning about the world around them.

Lowfield develops Spiritual understanding by:

  • Visiting different places of worship.

  • Delivering RE lessons and topics.

  • Holding whole school and key stage assemblies. 

  • Learning about religious festivals. 

  • In class workshops.

Spiritual Development

Moral Development

The moral development of pupils is shown by their:

  • Understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions. 

  • Having the ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong.

  • Showing interest and having reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and be able to appreciate the viewpoints of others. 

Lowfield develops morality by:

  • Raising money for charity. 

  • Taking part in anti-bullying week and other campaigns. 

  • Promoting and teaching E-Safety throughout school.

  • Electing a school council to represent each class throughout school.

The social development of pupils is shown by their:

  • Ability to co-operate well with others and resolve conflicts effectively.  

  • Use of a range of social skills in different contexts including working with pupils and adults from different backgrounds and faiths.

  • Participation in a range of communities and social settings. 

Lowfield develops social understanding by:

  • Using a buddy system throughout school to help pupils to their peers. 

  • Having strong links with the community police. 

  • Holding in class debates in KS2. 

  • Delivering after school and lunch clubs. 

Social Development

Cultural Development

The cultural development of pupils is shown by their:

  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others.  

  • Acceptance of others faiths and cultures in our society. 

  • Developing understanding of other cultures around the world. 

  • Co-operating well with others. 

Lowfield develops cultural awareness by:

  • Having visitors to school and holding visits outside of school. 

  • Holding themed assemblies on certain topics.  

  • Having strong links with other schools in the community.

  • Learning a modern foreign language. 

  • Learning about other cultures both past and present.

Promoting British Values 


The following document shows how staff at Lowfield help to promote British values in our children.

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