What are British values?
British values are:
Schools must promote British values
As of November 2014, schools must now promote British values.
At Cumwhinton School we do this through our curriculum (The Jigsaw PSHE Mindfulness Programme) and through SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education and activities.)
How must we teach it?
Advice from the Department for Education is that British values should be promoted through SMSC. (Social Moral Spiritual Cultural).
See our ‘Messy’ (MSSC) day programme on this website via the Curriculum signpost.
Our British values teaching at Cumwhinton…
Assemblies at Cumwhinton
Though our carefully planned assemblies (whole school, key stage and class - often through the Jigsaw PSHE programme) we teach and promote British Values: acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.'
Citizenship at Cumwhinton
Citizenship education underpins much of SMSC. For example, exploring human rights and our political and legal systems through the taught citizenship curriculum goes a long way to learning 'the difference between right and wrong' and 'the consequences of behaviour'.