British Values

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development of Pupils at Delta Academies, including British Values

The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils has always been at the heart of the education offered in Delta Academies.   Our Academies’ approach to SMSC is embedded in the Delta ethos of mutual respect, partnership working and collaboration; an approach that we believe is fundamental to a full and positive participation in life in modern Britain.   

Examples of how fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law,

individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths

and beliefs, have been actively promoted across Delta Academies and GLPA include:

  • Academy ethos statement:

    This is a welcoming academy where everyone is valued in a safe, happy and healthy environment.  It recognises, inspires and develops the potential of each and every person who walks through its doors, empowering them with the confidence for life-long learning and a readiness to play a positive role in their community.


  • Student Voice activities:

Academy Council

Pre-learning activities at the beginning of new topics

SEN Pupil Voice questionnaires

EYFS pupil views recorded in profiles

Feedback response in books

Class Blogs

Class Assemblies

Pupils fundraising for their own events and resources

Active Team (A-Team)


  • Citizenship lessons:

Class assembly every week

SEAL/Circle Time activities

British Values Week

Opportunities for children to use citizenship skills across the curriculum eg; voting, democratic

Go Givers Lessons

Harvest Festival

Visit the Houses of Parliament and London landmarks

Jubilee, Royal Wedding and Royal Birth Celebrations



  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)programmes

One lesson delivered per class per week



Sex Education

Pupil and Family Support Worker

SEAL/Circle Time

Whole Academy and Class Assemblies


  • Religious Education (RE) lessons:

Weekly RE lessons

Religious Visits- Including churches and bible exhibitions

Dayspring Church half termly assemblies

Church of England assemblies around significant religious celebrations.

Christmas, Easter and May Day celebrations 


  • Healthy schools initiatives:

Gardening Club

PHSCE  and Science Lessons

EYFS/KS1 fresh fruit/vegetable daily

Salad bar available every day at lunch

Variety of sporting teams/clubs

Opportunities to learn new sports


  • Discussion within curriculum subjects:

Debates within Subjects

Talk partners

Learning conversations within books


  • After school clubs:

Every child has the opportunity to take part in after school clubs (approximately 94 clubs that involve 1,500 after school places)

Variety of topics/themes that include craft, sport and performing arts, computing and games.

Strong links with Garforth Academy “Arts Live” Programme

Garforth Schools sporting competitions


  • Assemblies:

Daily assemblies that focus of British Values through song, stories and sharing of achievements

Children assemblies creating and delivering entire/parts

Parental attendance to set assemblies through the year


  • Charity work:

Academy Council decide on most charities supported which have include Red Nose Day, Children in Need, NSPCC, McMillan Cancer Fund, Little Hearts, Local charities, International Charities Socks, RNLI, Delta Academies Trust Charity and more.


  • Sporting events:

GLPA Sports Days

Garforth Schools Sports Day

Garforth Schools Team Competitions

Child run World Cup Competition

A-Team Members

Sportsman/Sportswoman of the Year Award

Competition in local, city and county competitions in a wide variety of sports including cross country, football, rugby, netball, tennis, indoor athletics and track & field events


  • Themes days or weeks:

Curriculum linked to topics in each key phase

British Values Week

Anti-Bullying Week

Health and Wellbeing Week

Computing Week

Science Week

Royal Jubilee, Wedding and Birth Celebrations


  • Educational visits and other Learning Outside the Classroom:

Residential Visits to Kingswood and Osmotherly

Experiences linked to curriculum topics, Examples: York Railway Museum, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Extreme Environments guest speaker, Sherwood Forest, etc.

Houses of Parliament and London landmarks

Leeds Library Summer Reading Challenge  

Garforth Arts Festival- Choir, School of Rock, Dance, etc.

We support the spiritual development of our pupils to enable them to develop their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values;

  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them;

  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning; and

  • willingness to reflect on their experiences.

We support the moral development of our pupils to enable them to develop their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, and to apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England;

  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions; and

  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.



We support the social development of our pupils to enable them to develop their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds;

  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively;

  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs;


    We support the cultural development of our pupils to enable them to develop their :


  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others;

  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain;

  • knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain;

  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities;

  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity,

  • tolerance towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Through the range of activities offered we aim to enable our pupils to develop their:

  • self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;

  • their acceptance of responsibility for their behaviour;

  • their understanding of how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality in with the Academy is situated and to society more widely;

  • respect for their own and other cultures;

  • respect for other people, with particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010; and

  • respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process.    

These are the skills and attitudes we believe will allow our pupils to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.


We publish a Community Newsletter periodically throughout the year which is available to download below.



Our children also take part in the Garforth Arts Festival each year.

Here at Green Lane Primary we also sponsor a Garforth in Bloom bed which is just outside our academy gates and always looks amazing.To find out more about Garforth in Bloom and how you too can help support their work, please have a look at their website or follow them on Twitter @garforthinbloom.   Their most recent newsletter is at the bottom of this page and shows the amazing decorated eggs from this year's competition which Garforth in Bloom kindly judged for us.