SMSC

 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

 

Every school in England must promote SMSC. SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural.

 

Spiritual Development:

As a school we aim to provide learning opportunities that will enable pupils to explore beliefs and experiences the respect of values, to learn about oneself and the surrounding world, to use imagination and creativity and reflection.

 

Moral Development:

As a school we aim to provide learning opportunities that will enable pupils to recognise right and wrong, take responsibility and the law, understand consequences, investigating moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.

 

Social Development:

As a school we aim to promote opportunities that will enable pupils to investigate moral issues, appreciate diversity, different viewpoints and the importance of participating, volunteering, cooperating, resolving conflicts and engaging with the values of British democracy and understanding of communities work.

 

Cultural Development:

As a school we aim to promote opportunities that will enable pupils to appreciate cultural influences, participate in cultural opportunities, understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

 

At Thornton Primary School SMSC education underpins all aspects of school life. By respecting and valuing each child for their individuality, so they are secure with who they are, they are able to contribute to the life of the school and they are empowered to make a positive contribution to society.

Some of the ways in which we promote SMSC at Thornton is highlighted below:

 

Aspect of School

Spiritual Development

Moral Development

Social Development

Cultural Development

Assemblies

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Broad Curriculum

 

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Circle Time

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High Quality Learning

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House Points System

 

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Social Groups

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Off Site Trips

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PSHE Curriculum

 

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RE Curriculum

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Reward Events

 

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School Council

 

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Eco Council

 

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Many curriculum areas provide opportunities to listen and talk to each other, to learn awareness of treating everyone as equals, agree and disagree with others and work cooperatively and collaboratively.