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SMSC & British Values

Promoting British Values at Uxbridge High School

The Department for Education has underscored the importance of promoting British values within schools as part of the SMSC framework, aimed at preparing young people for life in modern Britain. At Uxbridge High School, we embrace this mandate with the utmost dedication, integrating the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs into the very fabric of our educational ethos.

These core values are not mere concepts but are the bedrock of our community at Uxbridge High School. They form a robust framework that safeguards our students from bullying, intimidation, and discrimination, fostering a safe and inclusive environment. Our Personal Development Curriculum, along with Humanities subjects and assemblies, explicitly impart these values, equipping students with a profound understanding and appreciation.

Moreover, we are committed to broadening our students' horizons through a diverse array of experiences beyond their immediate environment. Our comprehensive program of wider opportunities includes an enriching electives programme, insightful sessions with external speakers, and educational visits that span both local and distant locations. These initiatives enable our students to embrace diversity, celebrate commonalities among different cultures, and cultivate a deep sense of pride in British identity and belonging.

At Uxbridge High School, promoting British values is a holistic endeavour that prepares our students not just for academic success, but for responsible and informed citizenship in a diverse and dynamic society.

Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural Development (SMSC) at Uxbridge High School At Uxbridge High School,

Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural development (SMSC) is central to our educational philosophy. We are committed to values-based education, fostering a wide array of principles in our students, including our Personal Development (PD) principles and the students' own personal values. These values shape the character of our students, preparing them to become culturally aware citizens of modern Britain who actively contribute to society, build healthy relationships, and know how to ensure the safety and well-being of themselves and others. This values-based approach positively impacts all members of our community.

SMSC development encourages students to be kind, thoughtful, and caring individuals who can live and learn alongside people with diverse beliefs, cultures, and lifestyles. An essential aspect of SMSC is promoting engagement with British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and respect for different faiths and beliefs. At Uxbridge High School, we integrate SMSC and British values into our curriculum and school activities in various ways, ensuring a holistic development for our students.