Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)

St Georges Day with Year 1

Centenary of the end World War 1 across the whole school

Teaching British Values to Year 2

Royal Wedding Lesson with Year 2

British Values Wall Displays

Centenary of end of World War 1 – Year 3 Lesson

People who keep us safe Assembly – Early Years

Teaching British Values to Year 4

Appreciation and awe



Leadership and teamwork

At Greenbank, we value the spiritual and moral development of each child. We follow a character education programme based on research conducted by the Jubilee Centre at Birmingham University.


The programme is based on 18 character virtues:

  • Self Control
  • Bravery
  • Love & Kindness
  • Fairness
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Service
  • Awe
  • Optimism & Joy
  • Gratitude
  • Creativity
  • Forgiveness
  • Humour
  • Judgment & Prudence
  • Honesty
  • Perseverance
  • Curiosity
  • Humility
  • Empathy & Perspective


Each virtue is taught alongside a quality text. Children share stories with staff and peers and draw out the virtue through discussion and roleplay. Through this approach, children begin to learn the importance of empathy, improve their oral literacy skills and develop their reasoning skills.

Children revisit the different virtues throughout their time at Greenbank, gaining a greater comprehension of each virtue as they mature.

Sample texts used to teach character virtues

Greenbank Primary School
Mossley Avenue, Liverpool, L18 1JB, Merseyside
Tel: 0151 522 5748

Headteacher: – Mrs Wrigley | School Office – Mrs Waters, Mrs Dobson & Mrs Moss