Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Wellbeing and Promoting Human and British Values


In 2014, the Department for Education emphasised the role that British values can play in education and reinforced the need 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.”(1 The Prevent Strategy 2011 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-strategy-2011).  How well a school promotes such values is now an aspect of Ofsted’s inspection process.

In additional to promoting human/British values we  actively challenge pupils, staff, parents or any school stakeholders expressing opinions contrary to these values, including ‘extremist’ views. 

At Ashover Primary School, we aim to provide a curriculum and experiences which develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural wellbeing and promote a sound understanding of human/British values in order to prepare for life in modern Britain.