At Ruskin Academy, British Values and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) is integrated into our cross curricular themes and topics. So far this year we have completed the following:

British Value



Mutual respect and the tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Taught through RE lessons linked to topics
Children are encouraged to learn about different faiths
New PHSE scheme reinforces respect for each other
Children visit the church at least twice a year for Christmas/Easter festivals
Visits to places of worship e.g temple, Guardwara
The den – a safe place at lunchtime for all children to work together
New school values and rules which include ‘Show Respect’ ‘Be Safe’ and ‘Be Proud’


Yearly School Forum elections voted for by pupils
All children involved and a have voice
Children are actively involved in the running of the school via school leaders, school forum suggestions
Pupil voice shaping changes for the future

Rule of Law

Local police carry out assemblies e.g staying safe, their roles and duties
RE covers different rules/principles within different faiths and religions.
Creative Curriculum to promote Law and legalities as a British Citizen

Respect for self and others

Theme days such as Remembrance, Comic Relief and learning to respect others
Children are encouraged to listen during circle time and respect children’s differing opinions
School rules which are reinforced regularly through lessons.

Coverage of SMSC

Strand of SMSC



Christmas production all pupils involved
Carol Concert
Places of Worship visits


Values assembly
PHSE scheme of work across the school
School rules
Talks from the police/ visitors to school
School rules – making the right choices


Community teas
Inviting parents to celebrate work
Lunchtime club
Supervised play to encourage social skills
Breakfast club
Extra Curricular clubs
Discos/ after school events


European Days –celebrating cultures
Cross curricular topics incorporate a wide range of cultural elements e..g stories from cultures
EAL languages and cultures celebrated in school

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