All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.
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: Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social: Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict.
Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
Our approach to SMSC also includes how we address ‘BRITISH VALUES’, including how we prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain. British Values include:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
SMSC and British Values at St Nicholas are taught through a range of lessons and activities both in school and on visits or residential trips. They are fundamental to everything we do at school and are key to helping pupils develop positive attitudes and preparing them for adult life.