Promoting SMSC & British Values - Al-Ashraf Primary School and Nursery, Gloucester

Promoting SMSC & British Values

As per requirements set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 Al-Ashraf Primary School promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of its pupils.

Teachers promote SMSC by embedding it into their lessons when & wherever relevant and Schemes of work record this provision.

Assemblies are also used extensively to promote the development of SMSC and brief details are recorded as evidence.

Al-Ashraf Primary school understands its legal duty & actively strives to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs as per section 78 of the Education Act 2002. Mainly (though not exclusively) through PSHE lessons and assemblies, the school challenges opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.

Through the provision of SMSC, Al-Ashraf Primary School:

  • enables students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
  • enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • encourage respect for other people; and
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

The list below describes the understanding and knowledge expected of pupils as a result of promoting fundamental British values.

  • an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
  • an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
  • an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
  • an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
  • an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour; and
  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination. It is not necessary for schools or individuals to 'promote' teachings, beliefs or opinions that conflict with their own, but nor is it acceptable for schools to promote discrimination against people or groups on the basis of their belief, opinion or background.

More details with strategic examples of how and where Al-Ashraf Primary School promotes British Values can be found in our schools "British Values Statements".

Our commitment to a bullying-free, safe and healthy school

We have appointed a well-being ambassador amongst the staff, (Maulana) Mr Abdullah Patel, and ambassadors amongst the children too.

The Elm class ambassadors are Aasiyah and Muhammad.

The Cedar class ambassadors are Fathima Zahra and Zackariya.

The Oak class ambassadors are Saleha and Maryam H.

Each child has attended a training session with our Head Teacher about the importance of their role, and the wider impact on their fellow pupils.

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House Points
Uthman: 82
Umar: 67
Abu Bakar: 45
Ali: 45

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