British Values & SMSC Development

At Totley All Saints, we aim to be an exceptional school in which children can thrive & achieve their unique potential. To ensure that this happens, we provide a curriculum that is rich in Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development & which is underpinned by British Values.


British Values:

At Totley All Saints we believe that our promotion of British Values underlies our Christian based ethos. It also enables our children to understand their role within the community & leave us in Y6 as well rounded young people ready to make their transition into secondary school – as well as into adulthood.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and considered them to be:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Responsibility & Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Please click to read our British Values at TASS Overview to find out just some of the ways in which we promote British Values at our school.

British Traditions & Heritage

At TASS, we celebrate the role of Britain both historically and in the present. We want pupils to have knowledge of & be proud of their British heritage and the cultural and historical traditions that we are renowned for the world over. This involves celebrating Royal events, Remembrance Day, festivals such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter (alongside those from other cultures, e.g. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Eid, Diwali and Chinese New Year). We also visit the local church, All Saints, for some of these celebrations.

We try hard to build a culture that will stand the test of time, where our pupils can become up standing & effective citizens. We teach our children to respect everyone regardless of any differences and aim to ensure that this is firmly embedded into the ethos of our school.

To find out what our school does in terms of the Prevent Strategy, please click to visit our webpage.


Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC) Development:

At Totley All Saints, we believe that:

Spiritual development is about offering a spiritual and moral basis for the development of human wholeness and a sure foundation for personal and social values based on the person and ministry of Christ.  As such, Spiritual Development incorporates feelings, emotions, attitudes and beliefs. As an inclusive school for all children with different or no beliefs, we believe that spiritual development also leads us towards the understanding of self and others.

DSCN0214Moral development is about building a framework of moral values for our children, which regulates their personal behaviour. It is the development of our understanding of society’s shared & agreed values, including an understanding that there are contentious issues where there is disagreement, and that society’s values change. Pupils are encouraged to understand the need for a common code and to follow it from conviction rather than because of sanctions or consequences.

DSCN0146Social development is about helping our children to work effectively with each other and to participate successfully in the community as a whole. It is about the development of the skills and personal qualities necessary for living and working together, as well as functioning effectively in a multi-racial, multi-cultural society. We also promote how there should be a balance of the positive, satisfying elements of belonging to a group or society along with the demands, obligations and cooperation that such membership requires.

029Cultural development is about our children understanding their own culture, other cultures in the UK & beyond. It is about understanding and feeling comfortable in a variety of cultures & being able to operate in the emerging world culture of shared experiences provided by television, travel and the internet. At the heart of cultural development lies the necessity to develop a sense of personal identity, whilst at the same time acquiring awareness, understanding and tolerance regarding the cultural traditions & beliefs of others.

Finding out more:

To find out more detail on SMSC at TASS  please click.

To find out about how we promote SMSC in the Curriculum, please click.

To read our SMSC Policy please click.

If you have any questions regarding our SMSC provision or promotion of British Values, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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