But what is SMSC?

SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural developement and can be summarised as follows:

Spiritual development

  • explore beliefs and experiences
  • respect faiths, feelings and values
  • enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world
  • use imagination and creativity
  • reflect

Moral development:

  • recognise right and wrong
  • respect the law
  • understand consequences
  • investigate moral and ethical issues
  • offer reasoned views

Social development:

  • 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

Cultural development:

  • Appreciate cultural influences
  • Appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system
  • Participate in culture opportunities
  • Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
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