Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Studies
SMSC stands for – Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural.
SMSC education helps children develop personal qualities which are valued in a civilised society; for example, thoughtfulness, honesty, respect for difference, moral principles, independence and self-respect. At Parkend Primary School we teach these qualities across the curriculum, discretely and throughout school life. It is interlinked to our school values and ethos.
- To include everyone
- To treat everyone equally
- Respecting all differences
- A commitment to healthy and open relationships
- A sense of purpose that things can change and be transformed
- To show perseverance, to keep going
We hold class elections for School Council and Well Being Champions. This helps us to learn about democracy, planning a campaign, talking to the class, secret voting and then counting the votes cast. We think it was a fair way to select our members.
We are trying hard to recognise how the elements of SMSC that are implicit and explicit in our learning have an impact on how we develop as young citizens. We often have times when a topic has lent itself to debate and discussion that isn’t always recorded but still has an impact on our learning, understanding and opinions.