Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Education

SMSC at Eaton Primary School

The learning and teaching of SMSC is embedded throughout our curriculum and in our daily school experiences and relationships.

What is SMSC?

Spiritual development

Personal development relating to the spirit or soul and the intangible. N.B. It does not relate to physical nature or matter and is not synonymous with religious education – although religious education can be a major vehicle for the delivery of spiritual matters.

Moral development

Personal development relating to human behaviour, especially the distinction between good and bad or right and wrong.

Social development

Personal development concerned with living in a community rather than alone.

Cultural development

Personal development concerned with the total of inherited ideas, beliefs, values and knowledge which constitute the shared basis for social action.

By integrating SMSC into the life of our school we aim to develop a sense of society, tolerance and collaboration that tackles prejudice and promotes diversity, equality and British values. We aim to teach children to make sense of the world we live in, how to interact positively with others, how to know themselves and the person they may become in the future.

This will be done formally; through taught lessons and assemblies, both discrete and embedded within the wider curriculum. Informally pupils’ learning in SMSC will be developed through the provision of activities and experiences and through the hidden curriculum/ ethos as displayed though the expectations, relationships and attitudes of everybody in school.

SMSC Curriculum Overview