SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. All schools in England must show how well pupils do in this area. In our school our intent is to weave SMSC into all aspects of our curriculum, giving children the chance to question the world around them and develop an understanding of how to be a positive member of society. If you click here you can read our school policy.
Below is an outline of what each aspect stands for.
Spiritual-Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world, use imagination and creativity.
Moral-Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social-Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand communities work.
Cultural-Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
Below is an example of an RE based enquiry about how Christmas is represented through the arts. Each class created their own work to display in a whole school celebration afternoon. If you view the gallery below you can see the work that was produced and see how SMSC has been weaved into our whole school enquiry curriculum.
To explore our SMSC curriculum approach in detail click the blue links below to find out more: