Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Values

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is known a SMSC.  All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.

We have an obligation 'under section 78 of the Education Act (2002)' which requires schools, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society.’

We consider the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to be at the centre of our school ethos and the responsibility of the whole curriculum.

We strive to provide and maintain for our pupils an education that provides opportunities so that they can explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

We believe spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted through the school ethos, the climate of the school, collective worship, all curriculum areas, the school behaviour code, extra-curricular activities and circle time activities. We have daily opportunities for reflection through a variety of mindfulness activities.

The document below illustrates how SMSC is embedded throughout our school.

 

  1. SMSC grid