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BurlingtonJunior School

British Values

What are British values?

At Burlington Junior School, we promote the following fundamental British values as part of our pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education:

  • democracy;
  • the rule of law;
  • individual liberty;
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education of our pupils is cross-curricular and not limited to specific SMSC lessons. At Burlington we teach British values through a range of curriculum lessons (e.g. history), school assemblies, talks from guests who visit school and through day-to-day discussions with children. Our SMSC policy provides more information about how British values are addressed throughout daily school life. 

In addition, through the work of our school council, we are able to model democracy in action. Click here for more information. 

Please follow the link below to go to the government website, for more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/promoting-fundamental-british-values-through-smsc