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British Values

Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery

Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC at Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery

 ‘British society is founded on fundamental values and principles, which all those living in the UK should respect and support. These values are reflected in the responsibilities, rights and privileges of being a British citizen or permanent resident in the UK. They are based on history and traditions and are protected by law, customs and expectations. There is no place in British society for extremism or intolerance’.

We actively promote British values through our PSHE curriculum, school council and our inclusive school ethos.


Coronation Celebrations!

We have had an amazing day celebrating the King's Coronation at Chase Lane. The children were invited to dress up in red, white or blue. There were some fantastic and colourful outfits. In assembly we sang the coronation song; The Sound of the Trumpets that Mr Sanders has been teaching the school.

Straight after our delicious 'Coronation' themed lunch, provided by Mrs Perry and her team (before the heavy rain), Mr Simmonds and Mr Barrett organised the whole school into the formation of the royal emblem for a drone photo. Long Live the King!



Through our provision of SMSC we aim to:


· Enable children to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence.

· Enable children to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of Britain.

· Encourage children 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 children to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.

· Develop tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.

· Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.


By effectively promoting British values in our school, we expect our pupils to develop the following knowledge and understanding:


British Values

Opportunities for social, moral, spiritual and

cultural development


An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.

  • Elected School Council representatives from each class.
  • The school council visit the Houses of Parliament every year.
  • There are regular, planned opportunities for children to work collaboratively.
  • To debate and learn how to put forward and defend their point of view.

British Values

Opportunities for social, moral, spiritual and

cultural development

Rule of Law

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 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.


  • Class rules for conduct are agreed through group discussion at the beginning of each academic year.
  • The school Behaviour Policy reflects British values.
  • Pupils are encouraged to accept responsibility for their own behaviour

           through a positive behaviour approach.

  • Importance is placed on laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country.
  • Pupils are regularly praised for their conduct and good behaviour,

     both in and out of school.

  • School assemblies promote good behaviour and personal conduct.


British Values

Opportunities for social, moral, spiritual and

cultural development

Individual liberty

An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected by law.

  • Pupils are encouraged to develop their self-confidence and

     self-knowledge through the principles of growth mind-set.

  • Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour.
  • The school implements a strong anti-bullying culture.
  • Weekly Celebration Assemblies celebrate effort, kindness towards others and perseverance.
  • Children are taught strategies to keep themselves safe and to make

     informed choices.

  • The school offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities.


British Values

Opportunities for social, moral, spiritual and

cultural development

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

An acceptance that other people with different faiths or beliefs (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudice or discriminatory behaviour.


An understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.

  • Through the teaching of RE, pupils become aware that people in this country and across the world believe in many different religions, each with their own practices, places of worship, holy men, and women and festivals.
  • The whole school community has pride in our school uniform. The school supports local, national and international charities.
  • All children participate in residential visits and school trips.


How we promote SMSC at Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery

Spiritual development

Moral development

Social development

Cultural development

Key Stage 1 Nativity


Year 4 Nativity in French (as part of language development)


Lower Key Stage 2 Christmas Carol Concert – held at St Nicholas’ Church


Year 5 and 6 participate in a Christmas Cantata each year and perform to parents and visitors.


Children and staff share their religious festivals – Ramadan and Diwali


Mindfulness – as part of PSHE provision


PSHE lessons




Pink Day whole school fundraising (annual charity event to raise money for the Collingwood Cancer Care Centre – Colchester General  Hospital)


Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Assembly


Children In Need / Sports Relief / Comic Relief – whole school fundraising


Annual donations made to the Harwich Foodbank (Harvest Festival / Christmas)


Phase Assemblies linked to ‘Be The Best You Can Be’ learning behaviours


School Band and Choir visits to local care homes.


Social development is supported by the school’s Learning Mentor






Pride in our school uniform


Sporting Events and After School Clubs:

Football (boys and girls)

Hockey / unihoc


Netball Tournament



Running Club

Cross Country



Homework Club

Girls Multi-Skills Sports Club

Born to Move Club

Tiny Rugby

Don't Just Sit There Club

Times tables Club

Digital Leaders Club

Photography Club

Gym Trail

Vision Training

Arts & Crafts Club

Green Screen Animation

Stop-Motion Animation

Robotics Club


Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2, Upper Key Stage 2 Sports day


Year 6 Residential Trip


Collaborative learning opportunities


Peer tutoring (Year 6 pupils supporting children in Year 4)


Year 6 pupils are given responsibility as:


Team Captains

Play Leaders

Assembly Monitors

Milkshake Monitors


Year 6 perform a summer production to parents and the school.







Music lessons


World day – pupils experience literature and art from different cultures


Enrichment Art trip to First Site Gallery


Essex Library Services – Summer Reading Challenge


French taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2


Language Futures Club


European Day of Languages Celebration Assembly


Bastille Day celebration


Local Community Projects – Harwich Art Festival


The school Council participate in the Annual Harwich Mayor Making ceremony.


Samba drumming club