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British Values & SMSC

At Hope school value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertakes a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We are fully committed to preparing our children for life in modern Britain promoting fundamental British values.

We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is our curriculum which have strong links to our Core Values.


Throughout the half term our pupils undertake learning that upholds the traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance which are reflected within the displays around our school.


Hope School supports the development of SMSC in the education of its students not only through specific topics in the curriculum but also how we teach and how we conduct ourselves as professionals. The development of critical thinking skills enable students to analyse, evaluate and reflect upon their solutions. It is difficult to identify every opportunity within the taught curriculum where SMSC is developed so if you visit out curriculum pages we have included some instances and not a definitive list of how we include SMSC and British Values in our daily school lives. 


How we demonstrate British Values at Hope School

Article 14; Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up. 

Article 17; Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.