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Vision & Values

Our School Vision

Dewhurst St Mary C of E is committed to nurturing learners who think creatively and achieve their potential reflecting our core values

Dream Believe Achieve

Our School Values

Love - Hope - Faith: Forgiveness, Compassion, Respect, Independence, Resilience, Confidence, Teamwork, Honesty, Fun, Frienship, Motivation, Achievement

Our Spirituality Vision

Our school vision of spirituality is about; Our relationships, love and respect for;
ourselves, our family, our friends, our community , God and all of creation.

British Values

We teach British Values through SMSC ( spiritual, moral, social and cultural) development and through the curriculum which we do through following the Jigsaw scheme.

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith


  • Spiritual- Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
  • Moral- Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
  • Social-  Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the ‘British values’ of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
  • Cultural-  Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

For more information:

Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools