SMSC development

What is SMSC?


SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. SMSC development is about developing children and young people to live full active lives as part of their community and into adulthood.

We believe it is essential that our pupils are equipped with the tools they need to support them in growing up in modern British society. As a result of this, we want all pupils that attend our school to have the opportunity to develop a strong set of values and principles, and question and understand what it means to grow up in British society.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that our pupils have the opportunity to learn and reflect on the British values that underpin our lives and to recognise the valuable role that they play as emerging citizens in British society.



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



Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.



Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British Values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.



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