What is SMSC?
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development is promoted through all the subjects of the curriculum, through the ethos of the school where the development of positive attitudes and values is key and the shared celebration of progress, success and diversity is important.
Pupils’ spiritual development is shown by their ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feeling and values, a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them use of imagination and creativity in their learning willingness to reflect on their experiences.
Aims for Spiritual Development
● To listen thoughtfully to others.
● To reﬂect about ideas and information
● To ask questions about the world
● To oﬀer a range of perspectives about an idea
● To consider the feelings of others as well as oneself in a range of situations
● To demonstrate considered and mature responses in a range of situations
● To interact and communicate with others with emotional intelligence
● To demonstrate an understanding for diﬀerent points of view and perspectives
● To value the variety of human relationships
● To develop a sense of awe, wonder and reverence
● To recognise, experience and appreciate the life enhancing possibilities of the arts
● To be aware of the interconnections across the world
Moral development is concerned with students’ knowledge and understanding, intentions, attitudes and behaviour in relation to right and wrong within the accepted codes of practices of society. Their knowledge and awareness of values and attitudes of individuals and society as a whole and socially acceptable code of behaviour is important.
Aims for Moral Development
● To understand that values underpin decisions and actions
● To be able to identify their own and others’ values
● To understand that there will be a range of views on any particular ethical issue
● To be able to consider a range of perspectives in any given situation
● To be able to make informed decisions, accepting and understanding the consequences of their actions
Social development is concerned with the skills and personal qualities necessary for individuals to live and function effectively in society. Social development is based on the acceptance of group rules and the ability to see oneself in a wider context. The quality of relationships in school is crucial in forming students’ attitudes to good social behaviour and self-discipline so that they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
Aims for Social Development
● To relate positively and considerately to others
● To participate fully and take responsibility in class and school
● To use appropriate behaviour at all times
● To work cooperatively with others
● To be a positive role model to others
● To represent the school positively to the wider community
● To be an active citizen
Cultural development links developing a sense of personal identity, whilst acquiring awareness, understanding and tolerance of the cultural traditions and beliefs of others. Beacon High is a school where cultural diversity is shared and celebrated.
Aims for Cultural Development
● To develop a sense of students’ own cultural backgrounds, whilst recognising diversity within our community
● To share diﬀerent cultural experiences
● To respect diﬀerent cultural traditions
● To take part in cultural events
● To build a future that embraces cultural diversity and recognises culture is dynamic and enables individuals to develop their own aspirations, self-awareness and self-conﬁdence to follow their own dreams and work together with others
At Campion School we take all opportunities we can to promote the fundamental (but not exclusively) British values of:
● The rule of law
● Individual liberty
● Mutual respect and tolerance of those with diﬀerent faiths and beliefs
At times, promotion of these values may mean challenging students, staﬀ, parents, carers or any other stakeholders that may express opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including any extremist view.