Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)

Promoting Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development at Beech Green Primary School

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education has been part of the National Curriculum for England and Wales since 1991. The new National Curriculum framework, which came out in 2014, states that every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

At Beech Green Primary School, we believe that the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of our pupils is of the highest importance.  Through the development of our Key Drivers - Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Personal Well-Being and The Arts and our School Curriculum  we endeavour to fully develop the whole child; thus ensuring that they are able to reach their full potential, enabling them to become well rounded citizens who are fully prepared for life in Modern Britain.

Children are encouraged to:

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

Children are encouraged to:

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

Children are encouraged to:

  • 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

Children are encouraged to:

  • appreciate cultural influences
  • appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system
  • participate in cultural opportunities
  • understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity