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Social Moral Spiritual Cultural - SMSC
“….pupils in the school are developing a good understanding of life in modern Britain and the democratic nature of our society.”
At Spring Hill High School SMSC is developed through:
Promoting British Values
Our Values Statement
We promote ‘British Value’ through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the school’s curriculum and supports the holistic development of all of our students. We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all staff in accordance with the school’s use of the family social model. This provides a model of behaviour for all of our students. The curriculum offers broad and balanced opportunities, which are differentiated and personalised to meet the needs of each individual.
‘British Values’ have been identified as:
Democracy is modeled throughout the school.
Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced in our support of positive behaviours at Spring Hill High School.
Within school, students are actively encouraged to make choices.
Our multi-cultural school believes in ‘respect for all’
We are fortunate at Spring Hill High school to be a part of an amazingly diverse school.
At Spring Hill High School, the lead teacher for SMSC is Zoe Kaur-Johal. It is her responsibility to promote SMSC including the “fundamental British values” of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and freedom of speech, mutual respect, and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs in our school.
SMSC at Spring Hill High School
Spring Hill High School has a strong commitment to the personal and social development of all students. The school vision and values, put together by all the staff, supports spiritual, moral, social and cultural characteristics in all subject areas.
What is SMSC?
Spiritual development is when we:explore beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Moral development is when we:
Social development is when we:
Cultural development is when we:
Monitoring the engagement and impact of SMSC at Spring Hill High School
SMSC is embedded throughout the curriculum. This integrated approach ensures that aspects of SMSC are considered in all subject areas. The school’s SMSC coordinator does frequent book scrutinies to see how SMSC is being embedded across school. She does annual insets on SMSC and produces resources to support the implementation of SMSC. We have our own tracking document that audit engagement and impact of SMSC upon students.
Our School Council
We have a school council which was established in 2013. Representatives are elected from each school site on a termly basis. The school council representatives contribute towards raising suggestions from their peers on site and also contribute towards the decision making processes in school. Boards are established in each school site so that all staff and students are aware of who the terms representatives are. School counsellors are also involved in the development, planning, quality assurance and evaluation CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) services. The development of CEIAG services is informed by feedback from students and their designated counsellor.