At Benton Dene School we actively promote British values. 

The Teachers’ Standards expect teachers to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school. This includes not undermining fundamental British values. To this end, we encourage our pupils to behave and think in a way that mirrors the ideals held in British society. We model behaviour and teach our pupils to:

  • Appreciate and work within a democracy
  • Understand and value the rule of law
  • Appreciate individual liberty
  • Respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

At Benton Dene School, SMSC underpins our learning and personal development.

Through a strong emphasis on the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development of our pupils, Benton Dene School will:

  • Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and know how this applies is society
  • Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
  • Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services
  • Promote tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • Encourage respect for other people


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