What is SMSC?
It is the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the children in our school.
At Colebrook Junior School, all aspects of social, moral, spiritual and cultural education are seen as part of a whole school approach to the development of our pupils. We aim to ensure that good SMSC is evident across all lessons, across our school environment and in the extra activities that make up our school day. We also know that good SMSC includes a commitment to recognising and celebrating our place in the global community and in turn ensures that we model and live by the values of democracy, respect, tolerance and liberty as well as knowing our rights and responsibilities. By placing such emphasis on all of these themes, we are contributing to the PREVENT agenda and building well rounded, confident, compassionate young people.
We recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC) plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop:
- their own values and beliefs,
- spiritual awareness,
- high standards of personal behaviour,
- a positive, caring attitude towards other people,
- an understanding of their social and cultural traditions
- an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.