SMSC – Provision

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural (SMSC)

At South Wilts Grammar our central tenet ‘Learning for today, preparing for tomorrow’ exemplifies our attitude and approach to the importance of the development of all aspects of SMSC. We believe that our curriculum should provide a broad and balanced experience for all students.

We believe that students must have the opportunity to acquire knowledge to develop a respect for facts and the truth so as they are able to understand their own values. Citizenship and SMSC is about empowerment, relationships, rights and responsibilities. It is also about social systems, their structures and the forces of social change.

We recognise that the development of students, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part not only in their ability to learn and achieve but in their ability to relate fully to and have the ability to access the world they live in. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values, whilst recognising that those of others may differ. Beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour including a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures are all critical skills and dispositions that we nurture, encourage and develop through our subject and wider curriculum.

All areas of the curriculum contribute to the students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for SMSC are planned in each area of the curriculum. Students will explore belief values, principles and spirituality across the curriculum whilst exploring and respecting the integrity and spirituality of various faith backgrounds. Students will study the diversity of spiritual backgrounds and will be given access to explore a variety of different views.

All adults will model and promote socially responsible behaviour, treating all people as valuable individuals and showing respect for students and their families and stakeholders. Students should learn to differentiate between right and wrong in as far as their actions affect other people.  They will be encouraged to value themselves and others.

Students should understand their rights and accept their responsibilities and the need to respect the rights of others. The Learning Charters should promote responsible behaviour. All curriculum areas should seek to use illustrations and examples drawn from as wide a range of cultural contexts as possible. This will be reflected in the teacher’s planning and learning resources.

 

General aims

We aim to ensure:

Within the classroom and wider curriculum, we give students the opportunities to:

 

All curriculum areas provide opportunities to:

 

All curriculum areas plan & provide opportunities to cultivate:

Spiritual Development

Moral Development

Social Development

Cultural Development

 

Practical activities to develop SMSC will include:

Links with the wider community

Monitoring and evaluation

Provision for SMSC is monitored and reviewed on a regular basis.  This achieved by:

 


Eco Schools
Artsmark
South West academic Trust
ESafety Mark
International School Award
Healthy School