Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)
Here at Grangetown primary School, we embed the values of SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education) across the ethos of our school and through our curriculum provision. We teach SMSC through a wide range of activities that are woven throughout our curriculum enabling all children to have a strong sense of who they are, their local community and be able to explore and discuss global issues.
We aim to provide our children with a range of opportunities to develop and explore their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, kindness and caring attitudes towards others. Alongside an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures around them. As a school we also ensure that our children gain an understanding of the influences that affect the community in which they live and the influences of the wider communities around them.
What is SMSC?
Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
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.
Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.