SMSC

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

Picture26Aims

  • 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. Planned opportunities for SMSC development are provided and documented in a structured Assembly and Philosophy for Children Plan; The Long term and medium term plans for the Creative Curriculum, RE Plans, PHSE and PE Plans. These opportunities are enriched through the House Team system, special curriculum events, visits, clubs and special activities. Practice in relation to the Behaviour Management Policy also supports SMSC development. Opportunities for children identified as needing additional support come through: Nurture Provision, ELSA Support, Social Skills Groups, Individual Behaviour Management Plans, Jets Club, Therapeutic Story Writing and Manatees Class. 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 of their choice.

SMSC Characters