SMSC and British Values



At Markland Hill we promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils. Find out more below: 


In our school, we use a range of social skills; participate in and contribute to the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; use manners; engage with the 'British Values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


At Markland Hill we will respect the law and we understand and learn right from wrong; we understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views and justify our opinions.


We spend time exploring beliefs; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about ourselves, others and the surrounding world; we use our imagination and creativity; and reflect upon our learning and experiences.


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

Find more information here: Promoting Fundamental British Values as part of SMSC in schools


Markland Hill SMSC and British Values in action


Please find below some examples of how we promote SMSC within our school.

This year, Chinese New Year - The Year of the Rooster - begins on Saturday January 28 and lasts until February 15th, 2018. Mrs Close introduced our celebration day in school with the following presentation:

Holocaust Memorial Day took place on 27th January 2017 it’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution. Mr Abram delivered the following assembly to KS2 and our safeguarding link governor Ms Beckett, to mark this important day. Holocaust assembly 2017.pptx


On Monday 23rd January 2017, the British Read Cross visited our Year 6 to discuss and explore their understanding of why people migrate, what their journey might be like, what a stigma is and the impact of stigma on refugees and asylum seekers. 


On October 10th 2016 we celebrated World Mental Health Day. Our assembly Mental Health.pptx, delivered by Mrs Fitrzyk along with our SMSC link governor Ms Martin, focused on the wheel of wellbeing: