Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Impact of SMSC

It is expected that within every lesson that is taught, regardless of subject or teacher, the following expectations are adhered to and maintained:

  • That every opportunity is taken for pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • That opportunity is given for pupils to understand the difference between right and wrong, and gain a respect for civil and criminal law.
  • That pupils are made to accept responsibility for their behaviour and show initiative towards their own self-development.
  • That provision is given for students to appreciate their own culture, the cultures of others and develop an understanding of the world.
  • That pupils are aware of the fundamental values of British society (democracy, law, liberty, respect, responsibility and tolerance).
  • That every opportunity is taken to challenge radical and biased political and social views.
  • That the safety and well-being of students is the main priority of school life and all we do.
  • That pupil autonomy is promoted in making informed choices regarding their health, fitness, emotional and mental well-being, as well as their relationship with their peers.
  • That opportunity will be given to celebrate and build pride in personal and school achievement.
  • That pupils are aware of the importance of attendance and appropriate conduct in school.

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