Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Development

SMSC is at the heart of learning. We plan opportunities to explore the strands of SMSC though our learning time and assembly themes.


Stimuli is drawn from the whole curriculum, recent events (school or in the media) and our school values.






Developing personal qualities and using social skills.

Developing and expressing personal views or values.

Developing personal values and beliefs.

Exploring understanding and respecting diversity.

Participating, co -operating and resolving conflicts.

Investigating moral values and ethical issues.

Experiencing fascination, awe and wonder.

Participating and responding to cultural activities.

Understanding how communities and societies function.

Moral codes and models of moral virtue (e.g  schools provide a clear moral code as a basis for behaviour… )

Exploring the values and beliefs of others.


Understanding and appreciating personal influences.


Recognising right and wrong and applying it.

Understanding human feelings and emotions.


Understanding the consequences of actions.

Using imagination and creativity in learning.



British Values

At Roby Park Primary School, we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as:

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


The school uses daily opportunities to actively promote the British Values through our daily assemblies and whole school systems and structures; such as electing and running a School Council and Eco-Committee. These values are also taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economical Education(PSHCE), and Religious Education (RE).  We also teach the British Values through the planning and delivering of a broad and balanced curriculum which we ensure includes real opportunities for exploring these values.


Children are set interesting and creative homework projects which requires them to research, linked to their Humanities topics. Keep your eyes peeled as we will display the best projects in the corridor for everyone to appreciate.


At Roby Park Primary School, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:



  • Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council where members are elected annually.
  • Pupils fill in annual questionnaires where they can voice their opinions and views
  • We have Year 6 monitors who are responsible for different aspects of school life such as Assembly Monitors, Lunch Buddies Playground Leaders and House Captains.


The Rule of Law:

  • The importance of laws and rules both in and out of school are  reinforced daily.
  • We have an agreed set of expectations and these are linked in with Our ‘Rainbow Chart’ behaviour system.
  • Children are asked to reflect on the importance of these expectations especially when they are not followed.
  • We teach the value and reasons behind both laws and rules – that they protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences that can occur.
  • Visits from the Community Police and the Fire Service help to reinforce this message.


Individual Liberty : 

  • We actively encourage pupils to make choices, which they do knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our Online Safety teaching and PSHCE lessons.
  • Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, e.g. signing up for extra-curricular clubs.
  • Pupils help in planning and delivering child led assemblies.


Mutual Respect:

  • Our school ethos and behaviour policy are based around core values such as ‘respect’ and ‘responsibility’ and these values determine how we learn as a community.
  • Assemblies are based on a different weekly values each half-term and are central to how we expect everyone to go about their life at our school.
  • Children and adults alike, including visitors, are challenged if they are disrespectful in any way.
  • Values are highly visible around the school.


Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

  • We intend to enhance pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society through our foundation subjects curriculum and texts selected in our Literature Spines
  • We celebrate all major festivals and events from around the World during our termly World Religion Weeks
  • Children learn about the different major faiths, beliefs and festivals in RE and also visit different places of worship.
  • We celebrate Black History Month and Friendship Week
  • Assemblies promote tolerance of all people regardless of their background and belief.



See how we evidence the teaching and learning of British Values at Roby Park:



We are proud to be an advocate school for Picture News. Children immerse themselves in weekly assemblies by Picture News who provide our school with resources to create engaging and exciting lessons, allowing opportunities for children to learn about our world, develop independence, resilience, respect and unlock their own drive and passion for learning. Teaching the news not only provides great content and stimulus and grips children’s attention, it is also something that the children can impact. It is current, happening now and so their voice is given meaning and purpose. It is our world and we all matter.

We believe in giving children a voice and encouraging them to use it to impact things they are inspired by or feel passionately about. Find out more about Picture News here



We also are proud to be a school that support No Outsiders which teach children about diversity and tolerance.

Find out more about the No Outsiders ethos here: