Burton End Primary Academy

SMSC Education

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education

The main aim of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education is to provide knowledge and understanding; prepare young people for later life and wider society; and to develop responsible attitudes. It is the key to ‘developing the whole child’.

At Burton End Primary Academy we believe that the development of pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays an important part in their ability to learn and achieve. We aim to provide a broad education and a range of experiences that provide children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

Religious Education

At Burton End we teach Religious Education through the Discovery RE scheme of work. The scheme has an enquiry approach to learning which is exciting and engaging for our pupils and encourages deepening questioning and understanding. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment every year so as to develop learning in a progressive way. Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism are also taught over the children’s primary school experience. At Burton End we have a great selection of religious artefacts and literature to strengthen understanding and support teaching. Throughout the school year we celebrate whole school ‘Cultural Events’ where we spend time learning about specific festivals and celebrations centred around particular religion and discuss how these communities celebrated in the UK and around the world.

British Values in a diverse community

The fundamental values that we share as British citizens are: a belief in freedom and individual liberty, democracy, mutual tolerance of others with different faiths and beliefs, accepting personal and social responsibility, and respecting and upholding the rule of law.

Keeping our children safe and ensuring that we prepare them for life in modern Britain could not be more important. Our shared values within the Academy are underpinned by our Policies, our behaviour towards one another and the range of opportunities and experiences we provide.

Children should develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain. Our curriculum has been specifically developed to equip our children with the requisite skills and attitudes.

At Burton End, all children should show maturity by following the RESPECT values

Our School Values





These values are a vital part of the life of the school and underpin all that we do at Burton End.