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SMSC across the curriculum


Celebrating diversity – unlocking potential


What is SMSC?


SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


Spiritual: Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.


Moral: Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views and have an appreciation of British Values.


Social: Investigate and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the fundamental values of British democracy.


Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.


At Heasandford Primary School, we strive to create a learning environment which promotes respect, diversity, self-awareness and one which equips all of our pupils with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they will need to succeed in their future lives.


Our curriculum provides a wide range of opportunities that encourage pupils to work together, learn together, develop positive relationships, and build a sense of self-belief and a respect of the world around them. We nurture a respect of British Values. Activities are planned that require pupils to reflect and empathise with others, and allow them to develop the confidence to share their opinions and viewpoints.


We closely link SMSC with our PSHE work, which includes the new statutory subjects of Health Education and Relationships Education, but we are also able to support our children’s development in the four areas of SMSC through the learning that takes place across ALL areas of our curriculum.

Please take some time to look at how we promote SMSC across the curriculum for all our pupils.


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