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SMSC

SMSC is about developing the whole child through:

  • Spiritual

  • Moral

  • Social and

  • Cultural activities

In an environment which enables all children to grow and flourish, become confident individuals and appreciate their own worth and that of others. 

The Spiritual development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values

  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them

  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning

  • willingness to reflect on their experiences.

This can be seen in our school through:

  • RE lessons

  • The PSHCE curriculum 

  • The assembly programmes

  • The end of Unit celebration assemblies

  • Religious visits

  • Participating as a Anti-Bullying Ambassador or Peer Mentor Schemes

  • Being a student leader or council representative

  • Peer and self-assessment

  • Lesson reflections

The Moral development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England

  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions

  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

This can be seen in our school through:

  • School vision and ethos

  • The  PSHCE curriculum 

  • The RE curriculum

  • Workshops delivered by experts like the Community Support Officer Team

  • Solving moral dilemmas in curriculum areas like Science. 

  • Assemblies – stories with a moral, focused discussions re: discrimination, equality and diversity  

  • Discussions/debates in class and at enrichment activities, around moral and ethical issues

  • The ATL curriculum in Year 7

  • School behaviour policy (responsibility for own actions)

  • Peer Mentoring 

  • The opportunity to be rewarded for being a Zero Hero (Have no negative behaviour points)

The Social development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds

  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively

  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

This can be seen in our school through:

  • Opportunities to vote; National Youth Parliament election, Student council elections etc

  • Student,, staff and parent voice 

  • Collaboration across year groups in leadership group activities and enrichment

  • Peer Mentoring

  • Buddy events between year groups like the ‘Reading Scheme’

  • Student Council meetings

  • Playground Leaders

  • Enrichment activities after school 

  • Community events

  • Outdoor learning and forest school

  • Inter-Faculty Competitions and presentations during PPE weeks

  • Lunchtimes inside the dining hall and play outside

  • Active PTFA- discos/fetes/film nights/BBQs

  • Self-worth/character and purpose/confidence guiding principles are high profile

  • Community feel e.g links with Mandir and Church. 

The Cultural development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others

  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain

  • knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain

  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities

  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

This can be seen in our school through:

  • Links with local schools, churches, groups, businesses, charities, faiths etc

  • Participation in cultural events like the ‘pop up’ theatre in Bournemouth or ‘Escaping the Storm’ production.

  • School visits

  • Current affairs issues within the curriculum

  • The performing arts curriculum

  • Enterprise activities

  • School productions

  • Enrichment activities

  • Workshops led by outside experts during PPE weeks

  • Inclusive assemblies that celebrate all faiths and traditions