SMSC & British Values

The Subject Leader for SMSC is Mr S Walker.

The Subject Leaders for British Values are Miss C Harper and Miss S Trimby.

British Values Statement of Intent

We aim to equip pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the Guidance on Promoting British Values in Schools document (2014). Children will know more and remember more by regularly revisiting and discussing these values.

British Values is taught alongside the School Values (Respect, Responsibility, Tolerance, Co-operation, Perseverance and Courage). These are taught in assemblies once a week in conjunction with the Picture News resource. Children respond to the story/value each week in their class’s British Values Folder.Β  A new School Value is introduced each half-term with staff around school aiming to acknowledge and praise these.


We ensure that teachers of British Values have excellent subject knowledge, and leadership supports that acquisition of this for NQT 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.


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.