SMSC

Welcome to SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural), please click on any of the headings on the left for more information.

Aims

  • To ensure that everyone connected with the school is aware of our values and principles.
  • To ensure a consistent approach to the delivery of SMSC issues through the curriculum and the general life of the school.
  • To ensure that a pupil's education is set within a context that is meaningful and appropriate to their age, aptitude and background.
  • To ensure that pupils know what is expected of them and why.
  • To give each pupil a range of opportunities to reflect upon and discuss their beliefs, feelings and responses to personal experience.
  • To enable pupils to develop an understanding of their individual and group identity.
  • To enable pupils to begin to develop an understanding of their social and cultural environment and an appreciation of the many cultures that now enrich our society.
  • To give each pupil the opportunity to explore social and moral issues, and develop a sense of social and moral responsibility.

Provision

SMSC underpins all aspects of the school’s work and is delivered through assemblies and the curriculum. These opportunities are enriched through the House Team system, curriculum events, visits, clubs and special activities. Practice in relation to the Behaviour Management Policy also supports SMSC development. Additional support will be put in place for identified children. Opportunities for children to extend their experiences of SMSC are provided through pupil leadership and responsibility roles; through invitations to tournaments and special events. Pupils are also encouraged to be self-initiating, for example through setting up their own lunchtime clubs and organising fundraising activities for charities.