Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural development (SMSC) & British Values

At Buxton Infant School we provide a curriculum that is rich in Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural development.

Throughout SMSC we ensure that the fundamental British Values are taught and demonstrated within our school. The British Values are defined as:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Our planning ensures we promote and give children the opportunities to explore these concepts further throughout all curriculum areas, particular, RE PSHE and R-time lessons. Furthermore, children learn about being part of Britain from different specific perspectives. We plan lessons for children to learn about different parts of Britain through the Geography curriculum. Through the History curriculum we look at events that’s have shaped Britain as we know it and looked at significant British people from the past e.g. Florence Nightingale.

During their time at Buxton Infant School, pupils encounter a range of extracurricular activities to broaden their experiences beyond their local community. Pupils have the opportunity to visit places of worship such as churches and synagogues. Additionally, children are involved with our links between a number of European schools along with a contrasting school in Manchester.