SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC and provide opportunities to allow this.
Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy 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.
Investigate and moral issues; 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.
WHY IS SMSC IMPORTANT?
“SMSC development is crucial for individual pupils and for society as a whole. Most teachers would see it as the heart of what education is about – helping pupils grow and develop as people.” (Ofsted 2004)
Schools have a responsibility to develop the ‘whole’ child, not only by supporting them in gaining knowledge and new skills, but also by helping pupils grow and develop as people, prepare them for the adult world, help them to make better sense of the world and achieve their full potential.