What is SMSC?
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It is a requirement for all schools in England to show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.
The Citizenship Foundation defines spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils in relation to pupils' ability and willingness to do the following:
Spiritual: Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Moral: Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social: Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.
Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
How do we promote SMSC at Haslucks Green Junior School?
At Haslucks Green Junior School, we promote SMSC development in various different ways. Obvious ways are in RE and school assemblies, however we work hard to ensure that our approach to SMSC development runs throughout our curriculum and ethos. Examples of this include:
- SMSC specific Literacy units as part of our curriculum
- An SMSC Book Box - which allows pupils to read a variety of texts with specific SMSC themes
- A Culture Book Box - which allows pupils to enrich their learning about other cultures through powerful texts
- Engagement with local community projects
- Raising money for various charities
- A robust and thoughtfully structured approach to PSHE and RSE learning in school
- Trips to places of worship in every year group
- A comprehensive behaviour management system with clear rewards and consequences
Further details of evidence of SMSC at Haslucks Green School can be found in our SMSC evidence guide below.
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