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 Yorkley 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 held class elections for School Council and ECO committee members. We learned all about democracy, planning a campaign, talking to the class, secret voting and then counting the votes cast. We thought 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 has an impact on how we develop as young citizens. We often have times where 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. To show this through our displays we have 4 symbols that we think as a school represent SMSC, we will also show British Values by a BV symbol.
Also the teachers have been busy looking at their planning to really provide meaningful opportunities to deepen our learning through SMSC and Global links.