SMSC & British Values

We are proud to be an Advocate School for Picture News.


The Subject Leader for SMSC and British Values is Mrs H. Reed.

British Values Statement of Intent

Central to everything we do at South Hiendley Primary School, is teaching our pupils core values, which we share with children, staff and the wider community. Through our understanding of the 4 Ps: proud, polite, persistent  and positive, we foster a holistic approach to the teaching of British Values and Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual education.  Staff and pupils strive to model the 4 Ps every day and these values underpin the expectations which we have for ourselves within our school, in the local area and within the wider world.

Our relationships are built upon being polite and developing an understanding of other people’s views, opinions, beliefs and interests. Our children show that they are persistent by working hard and persevering, even when they find things difficult. We are proud of our own and others’ achievements and celebrate our constant commitment to strive for excellence. We encourage a positive attitude towards all aspects of school life and support both staff and children in taking responsibility for the way their actions can affect others.

All stakeholders seek to live by these values and help others to do the same.


We ensure that teachers of British Values have excellent subject knowledge, and leadership also supports the acquisition of this for ECT and non-specialist teachers. Subject matter is presented clearly, teachers carefully check learning and identify misconceptions, providing direct feedback. Teaching is designed to ensure children know more and remember more.
British Values is taught alongside our School Values, also known as the 4 Ps (Proud, Polite, Persistent and Positive). These are taught in assemblies each week, in conjunction with the Picture News resource. Children respond to the story/value each week and their comments and questions are collected by the subject leader and put into the school’s Picture News scrapbook.  A new School Value is focused on each week, with staff around school aiming to acknowledge and praise these.


Children will know more, remember more and understand more about British Values. This is evidenced through regular pupil voice, monitoring and looking at outcomes which are measured against our age-based progression grids. Children are to retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning.

The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at South Hiendley are equipped with skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.