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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural/British Values Provision at Bush Hill Park

At Bush Hill Park Primary School, we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and the wider school community. We take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role that schools play in promoting these values. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school.

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  • Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process

  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England

  • Support for the equality and opportunity for all

  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law

  • Respect and tolerance of different faiths and religions and other beliefs.

All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE and PSHE lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding.


Whole School Provision at

Bush Hill Park School 

Spiritual Development


School trips and experiences

RE lessons

Assemblies and reflections


Moral Development


School Behaviour Policy

Trauma informed approach 

Recycling within school


Social Development


Collaborative Learning and tasks in lessons

Playground Mentors

Community Events

Partnership Events

Visits from the Rotary Club


Cultural Development 


Participation in cultural events

School visits

Learning around current affairs and world events

School Productions

Class Assemblies




Pupil voice in books and questionnaires

School Council

Elections of school council class representatives

Feedback to Senior Leadership Team from School Council

Assemblies with a focus on democracy

Discussion of current affairs e.g elections

Pupil Learning Walks with members of SLT

Participation in Debating events within Local Authority


Rule of Law


Behaviour policy and code of conduct

Effort charts in class

Visits from the local police and fire service

Assemblies with a focus on rules and laws

Bikeabilty and Scooter training/road safety laws

Year 6 pupils attend Junior Citizens Event

Pupils are taught about online safety and personal safety

Home/School Agreement


Individual Liberty


Focus on freedom and rights of the child

PSHE curriculum

Pupils are taught how to exercise their individual freedoms safely through anti-bullying week, assemblies, workshops and PSHE lessons


Mutual Respect


The school values

PSHE lessons

Positive behaviour system

Tolerance of different
Faiths and beliefs

RE teaching and learning

Visits to places of worship

In school celebrations of different festivals