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SMSC & British Values


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

At HCFS, we provide a curriculum whereby the children are given opportunities to develop their SMSC.


Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.


Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.


We celebrate a range of different events in the school and children are given many opportunities to explain why certain events are special to them.  Have a look at our SMSC calendar to learn more:

British Values


What are ‘fundamental British values’?

Schools are required to provide for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. As part of this requirement, we are expected to actively promote fundamental British values.


The government defines these as:

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


We actively promote these values in a range of ways some of which include:

  • School assemblies
  • Pupil voice sessions
  • PSHE sessions
  • Relationships Agreement
  • HCFS Pupil Leaders
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    Hertfordshire, AL10 8ES
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