Promoting British Values

SMSC - Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural


The spiritual development of our students is shown by their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences


The moral development of our students is shown by their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues


The social development of our students is shown by their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with students from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, co-operating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • 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 students develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain


The cultural development of our students is shown by their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities

Crofton School supports the teaching of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education. This document shows the programme studied in PDL lessons and here is the assembly rota.

Promoting British Values

Crofton School promotes the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We actively promote the values by challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values. Here is a useful document

Charity work at Crofton

Students at Crofton have always been very good at giving their time and money to others less fortunate than themselves.

In October we hold a charity week every year, where each house is responsible for a days’ events to raise money. During the week the school raises money for 4 charities nominated by the students’ and the school Ghana project. In 2016 we were pleased to be able to present £600 to each of our chosen charities. The staff and students also hold a coffee morning once a half term to raise money for other charities nominated by students or staff. Staff and students donate cakes and the at break time they all enjoy a coffee/tea and cake together. There is usually a raffle of donated goods to help raise more funds.

In 2017, students are aiming to raise £5000 for Canine Partners. The £5000 will enable the charity to buy a puppy and cover the cost of the initial puppy training. During Charities Week, each tutor group ran a stall on their given house day, this included selling cakes and sweets, throwing sponges at teachers, making mocktails and decorating cookies. Students rehearsed for three evening events, Open Mic and two evenings of ‘A Night at the Musicals’. During the week we managed to raise just under £3000.