SMSC is the abbreviation for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. We promote these important areas with our everyday working, learning, playing and socialising together at school. SMSC helps children to develop a deeper understanding of the wider world, an understanding of themselves and empathy with others. It also enables children to take an active role in society and take responsibility for it.
Through our spiritual development at school we develop our self-esteem and early skills of critical thinking. We learn to be reflective about our own beliefs and develop respect for different faiths as we find out about faiths, feelings, and develop a fascination in learning about themselves, others and the wider world.
Through our moral development at school we learn to recognise the differences between right and wrong. We try to understand the consequences of our behaviour and actions and consider the viewpoints of others. We also learn to care for living things and the environment.
Through our social development at school we develop a range of social skills in different contexts. We foster an understanding of the British Values: democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Through our cultural development we start to develop an understanding and appreciation of a range of different cultures and a willingness to participate and respond to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities. We start to show respect for different faiths and begin to show tolerance for different religions, ethnicities and socio-economic groups.
SMSC across the Maun Curriculum