All Saints Church of England Primary School

A United, Caring Community of Learners

SMSC Including British Values

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development including British Values

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of pupils including the development of understanding of modern British Values (BV) supports our vision and mission statements. SMSC and BV work is threaded throughout the curriculum and pastoral work of the school to support all children to thrive academically and personally.

Spiritual Development

The curriculum at All Saints is planned to build children’s capacity to imagine, reflect, create and enjoy the fascination of learning about themselves, others and the world around them. This work runs through many areas of our curriculum, especially Art, Music, RE, History, Geography and Writing.
Learning to care about and respect for other peoples’ feelings, values, faith and belief is at the heart of our work and is planned into many areas of our curriculum especially English, RE, Geography, PSHCE, History and assembly.

Moral Development

We take every opportunity we can to equip our children to be thoughtful, active, caring citizens in school and wider society.
Our pastoral and curriculum work supports our children to gain a deep understanding of right and wrong, as well as the importance of values, morals and positive choices in life to keep themselves safe.
Charity collections are an important feature of our school life. Children and families are always keen to support our charitable work; learning about such issues form an important part of our moral development work.
Our curriculum continually offers opportunities to think and debate big questions in a considered way and show respect for other people’s ideas and points of view.

Social Development

We deliberately create a wide range of contexts for our children to work, collaborate and socialise with other children including our work on the Schools Linking programme, our clubs and the opportunities we create for children to support other children in school such as Paired Reading.

Cultural Development

Over time our curriculum builds an authentic and meaningful understanding and appreciation of culture staring with themselves and others in school and extending beyond their own experience as an essential preparation for their future.
Books, stories, educational visits and visitors and lessons across the curriculum foster this fascination in learning to understand and respect diversity locally, nationally, globally.


Pupils at All Saints CE Primary School develop an early concept of democracy through the School Council, at which elected class members represent their peers. Pupil Voice has impacted visibly on recent school improvements such as the lunchtime routines, meal choices and the development of playground activities.
Recently, members of the school council interviewed candidates for the school’s deputy headship. They reported back to the governing body who took their views into account when making the final decision.

Our Curriculum gives repeated opportunities for pupils to explore the concept of democracy, from Ancient Greece to different forms of Government in Past, Present and Future and even engaging in their own election. War time Germany, Suffragettes and Nelson Mandela’s experiences in Apartheid South Africa raises awareness of periods in recent world history where democratic rights have been compromised and the impact this has had on the lives of individuals and groups in society.
Our pupils know their individual voice and opinions matter to us and that adults listen carefully to their ideas, thoughts and concerns. Children’s views impact on and shape our plans and we believe this builds their understanding of life in a democracy where everyone’s views count.

The Big Questions that we like to ask:

  • Does getting what you want always make you happier?
  • Is it right for some people to be richer than others?

Rule of Law

School rules are clearly understood by pupils are reinforced by a consistently applied whole school behaviour policy.
All pupils are involved in the negotiation of individual classroom rules at the start of each year, when the rationale behind rules is explored, along with a discussion of consequences in the event of rules not being observed. This process is reinforced in PSHCE lessons. Our pupils learn that rules are for everyone – adults and children alike – and we link this to the idea that the rule of law applies to everyone in a country.

An appreciation of the rule of law in society is cultivated through themed assemblies and the curriculum e.g through history work on Ancient Greece.
The Big Questions that we like to ask:

  • Is stealing always wrong?
  • Is it important for people to behave as we expect them to?

Individual Liberty

The school ethos reinforces the rights of all pupils to exist in a safe environment where they are free to learn.
PSHCE teaching develops an understanding of pupils’ rights and the increasing entitlement to self-determination in their lives, linked to an awareness of the responsibility to respect the rights of others.
The curriculum allows the study of key historical events, for example during Black History Week and Remembrance Day Commemorations, develops an understanding of the preciousness of individual liberty and the sacrifices that have been made in its name.

The Big Questions that we like to ask:

  • Which is more important: What we say or how we say it?
  • What is the hardest thing that could be asked of you?

Respect for Diversity

Celebration of diversity is at the forefront of our curriculum, with pupils of all ages introduced to the richness and variety of world culture through our curriculum which develops an increasing respect for difference. Curriculum work is enriched by our school linking project where we share cultural experiences with pupils from Wibsey Primary School.

The RE curriculum and assemblies introduce pupils to the beliefs and celebrations of different faith groups. Through the curriculum we have established planned visits for each year group to visit different places of worship across the year. We also welcome visitors into school on a regular basis.

Our programme of residential visits includes Nell bank, which extends personal experience of the rich diversity of contemporary Britain, alongside repeated visits beyond the immediate vicinity of the school community of Bradford.

The Big Questions that we like to ask:

  • Can you tell what kind of person someone is from how they look?
  • Can we choose what type of person we are?

Headteacher: Mr John Davie | Telephone: 01274 415222 | Email:
Years 2 to 6: Powell Building, Little Horton Green, Bradford, BD5 0NG
Nursery, Reception & Year 1: Kennion Building, Kennion Street, Bradford, BD5 0NF