SMSC

SMSC is the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the children in our school. It is weaved throughout our curriculum and everything that we do.

We develop SMSC through worship, behaviour expectations, attitudes and our curriculum in school.

The spiritual development of pupils is show by their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs (religious or otherwise) and perspective on life.
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, different faiths, feelings and values.
  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.
  • Linking to our school value of creativity, the use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Willingness to reflect on their experiences

The moral development of pupils is shown by their:

  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply their understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in doing so, respect the civil and criminal laws of England.
  • Understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

The social development of pupils is shown by their:

  • Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those 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; they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

The cultural development of pupils is shown by 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 in the school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • Ability to recognise, and value, the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities.
  • Knowledge of Britainโ€™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, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities.
  • Interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept and respect diversity. This is shown by their respect and attitudes towards different religions, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Please click here for the SMSC Mapping Document