British Values and SMSC

Biddick Academy actively promotes the fundamental British values of:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

British Values at Biddick Academy.

At Biddick Academy we aim to:

  • enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • enable pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally
  • enable pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions
  • encourage respect for other people and encourage respect for democracy, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

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National Citizenship

SMSC stands for Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education, which is essential for helping pupils develop as well-rounded, informed individuals. The Academy’s thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical wellbeing enables pupils of the school to thrive in a supportive, highly cohesive learning community.

At Biddick Academy, we promote SMSC and British Values throughout the curriculum, during enrichment days, Form Tutor time and via school trips and events. Examples of the topics we focus on are:

• Racism
• Respecting diversity
• Exploring cultures
• Life in modern Britain
• Democracy
• Mutual respect and tolerance
• The rule of law
• Understanding and exploring the values, beliefs and opinions of others
• Developing personal values and beliefs
• Moral codes
• Recognising right from wrong
• Consequences of actions
• Conflicts
• Understanding communities and societies
• Imagination and creativity in learning