Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)

SMSC across the curriculum is about how the school enables students to grow and flourish and become confident individuals so that they can appreciate their own worth and that of others. The climate and ethos of the school is key as well as the range of opportunities offered to students to develop their resilience and confidence.  Dilemma based enquiry forms the basis of enrichment activities across the curriculum as well as the core curriculum. Students are encouraged to think about the rights of others’ and how accepting and respecting others benefits the community as a whole. 
To support the development and delivery of SMSC across the curriculum the school has recently focussed on the UN Convention on The Rights of the Child, this has included regular Rights Assemblies as well teaching about the UNCRC as part of the RSHE curriculum. Our work in this area has been recognised and we are pleased to say that we are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. Having achieved a Bronze Award in September 2023 we are now working our way through to a Silver Award in summer 2024. Further details of the Rights Respecting Schools Award can be seen on the UNICEF website: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/
This video provides information about the Rights Respecting Schools Award: https://youtu.be/RuG0ItHTRUM

SMSC in the curriculum

How SMSC may appear in lesson or activities

Fundamental British Values (FBV)

FBV in the curriculum




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