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Our promotion of British Values in school

Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools (Departmental advice for maintained schools November 2014) advised:


It is expected that pupils should understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. The schools’ ethos and teaching, which schools should make parents aware of, should support the rule of English civil and criminal law and schools should not teach anything that undermines it. If schools teach about religious law, particular care should be taken to explore the relationship between state and religious law. Pupils should be made aware of the difference between the law of the land and religious law.


Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. This can help schools to demonstrate how they are meeting the requirements of section 78 of the Education Act 2002, in their provision of SMSC.

The policy should be read in conjunction with the prevent duty.  The Prevent Duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Crookhorn Technology College 'Act of Remembrance'

Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. On the 11th November, Finley and Archie joined our local secondary school in their 'Act of Remembrance' as well as the services held across the Federation.  They paid their respects to those lives lost in the war.



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Jack Perkins

Zoe Bainbridge

Joseph Brewer

Alby Woolf

Amy White

Yasmina Smoliac

Kiki Wilds

Riley Wright



Romany Norman

Layla Reed

Carson Senecal

Korin Rogers

Albie Pearce

Georgia Grinnall

Leah Hastings

Alfie Gibbons

Evie Rudkin

William Jesshope

Matthew Jenkins

Phoebe Fielder

Mary-Jane Fry




Preston Rance

Hayden Rogers

Hannah Readman

Evie Rudkin

Lily Rudkin

Poppy Connor

Blossom Connor

Jessica Prior

Joseph Brewer

Elliot Cook

Louis Johnson

Lilly Johnson

Kaden Churcher







Lacie Wesley

Summer Homans

Reilley Churcher

Keeley Lewington




Cameron Slight

Peaches McDermott

Ethan Ient

Harley Rogers



Dainton Speake

Polly Elliott

Daniel Nippard

Ewan Clay

Ethan Richardson





Carter Hoskin

Mia-Rae Davies

Kyrie Warren

Bethany Lewis

Ruby Rayner

Libby Barnett



Alex-John Golding

Cameron Slight

Tyler Rees

Bailey Homans

Ronnie Martin

Hannah Readman

Taya Bryant

Lilli Zactek



Heidi Connor

Kaden Churcher

Summer Homans


Riley Wright

Ruby Sheehan

Harvey McDermott

Emily Hosking

Celebrating British Values (Summer Term)


Isabelle Kosoko

Liam Lawrence

Alesha Mitchell

Lucy Fraser

William Jesshope

Ellie Norval

Libby Evans

Christian Gayle

Charlie Moore

Yasmina Smoliac

Teegan Yorston

Joseph Brewer

Chloe Chudley

Malcolm Dacosta-Gonzalez

Harley Howes

Jack Perkins

Evie Rudkin

Amy White

Ruby Brennan

Poppy Connor

David Constantin

Kayleigh Allen

Paige Clarvis

Heather Martin

Seth Maxwell

George Small

Celebrating British Values (Spring Term 2016)

These children have made an effort every day to make a positive contribution to our school. Everyone noticed that they offer ideas and play their part as they contribute on how to change the future in school. They are learning to contribute to “democracy” which is a key aspect of the teaching of British Values.


Brooke Dixon

Alicia Creighton

Niamh Foy

Taya Bryant



The school talks to all children about their rights and responsibilities. These children showed tolerance and respect for others which is a key aspect of the teaching of British Values as they understand “Individual liberty”.


Daniella Chirinos-Divers
Jayden Moore
Katharine White
Finley Nowell
Riley Wright
Bethany Lewis


These children are learning to abide "by the rule of law" which is a key aspect of teaching British Values.


Ethan Richardson

Alfie Gibbins

Maddie Fletcher

Abigial Hosking


Breaking News! Springwood enjoyed a visit from our local MP Alan Mak.

Alan Mak MP said, “I had a fantastic time visiting Springwood Infant and Junior Schools, which are great local schools. The children had excellent questions, and were clearly very interested in my role as local MP. I look forward to welcoming them to Parliament!” Mak added, “Springwood Infant and Junior Schools have set a good example to our local schools by forming a school council so children’s opinions are heard on topics ranging from lunch arrangements to ideas to improve their community, showing a good understanding of democracy and mutual respect. I’m sure there are many future MPs amongst the children I met last week!”

All schools nationally need to work hard to promote British Values.  Let's work hard together to achieve this.  Follow this link to find out more about them:

The Conservative MP, Alan Mak, joined children from Year 2 and 3 to lay their wreath and pay their repsects to the veterans who never came home.  We will Remember them.

School Council Cluster Event

Springwood were delighted to host a cluster school council event and were joined by Alan Mak to discuss a range of topics.  These included:

* Funding for free school meals in the infant school, could it extend to the junior school?

* Sports funding

* The sugar tax

* Smoking and littering in the local environment.


The schools involved were Purbrook Infant and Junior, Morelands Primary, Crookhorn College, Berewood and St Peter's Primary School.  All involved demonstrated mutual respect and individual liberty.  Alan spoke with children about the law and all contributed some very good ideas.


St George's Day Parade - Celebrating British Values. 

On the 23rd April 2015, Springwood joined the Emsworth community and took part in its annual parade.  We are very proud of our military neighbours on Thorney Island and St George’s Day gives residents and visitors the opportunity to show their gratitude to the men and women of our armed services for their unstinting dedication to duty and bravery under fire in extremely hostile conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Election fever

On May 7th 2015, election fever took hold of the Springwood Federation.  Candidates from KS1 and KS2 presented their manifestos about how to improve lunchtimes across the schools.  Meetings have been taking place across the federation.

Celebrating Differences

The children enjoyed a visit from Alison who runs a disability workshop.  Children explored trying to write with their feet if they did not have use of their hand or arm.  It was challenging, but the children demonstrated mutual respect and tolerance.


Take on look on the Year 3 pages for more photographs and information about the visit.

Stubbington Study Centre

Our residential visit to Stubbington Study Centre demonstrated mutual respect.  The children persevered with the Earthquake challenge and respected each others opinions about how to overcome the obstacles.

We Won Crookhorn's Maths Olympiad! 

Springwood competed against ten other primary schools to win the Olympiad challenge. Five of our students took part in eleven difficult maths problem solving challenges before the time ran out.  Through our curriculum and the routines of our daily school life, we strive to demonstrate tolerance and help children to become knowledgeable and understanding citizens. We are extremely proud of the children and that our school's name is now on the Crookhorn trophy.

Calshot Residential

Calshot 2014 captured democracy (who went first and why), mutual respect, taking a risk with something new, resilience and determination.


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