SMSC

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. SMSC aspects of learning cut across all areas of school life.

Spiritual

Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Moral

Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Social

Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Cultural

Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

What is Citizenship?

Citizenship teaching provides ‘knowledge, skills and understanding’ to ‘play a full and active part in society’

The citizenship curriculum fosters:

  • keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and law
  • skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically
  • skills and knowledge to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments
  • students’ ability ‘to take their place in society as responsible citizens’.

Fundamental  British values

These include

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty and mutual respect
  • tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

All of which fall within our citizenship/PSHE curriculum.

Prevent Duty

From 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty became law. This is a duty on all schools to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism. In order to protect children in your care, you must be alert to any reason for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere. This includes awareness of the expression of extremist views.

In school there is a focus on building students’ resilience to radicalisation by:

  • providing a safe environment for debating controversial issues
  • helping them to understand how they can influence and participate in decision-making.

All of which fall within our citizenship/PSHE curriculum.