At Southwood Infant School the promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is considered to be ‘a whole school issue’.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted not only through assemblies and all the subjects of the curriculum but also through the ethos of the school and through the development of positive attitudes, values and planned time for reflection.
All adults in our school model and promote expected behaviour, mutual respect and an appreciation of diversity. Relevant issues are explored through the curriculum, both in planned ways and through incidental opportunities. The principles of SMSC run through all aspects of school life, including casual interactions, and through many areas of policy and practice, including the management of behaviour, promotion of equalities, and having a wide-ranging and exciting curriculum which inspires children to find out more about the world in all its variety.
Mrs Southgate, SMSC Leader
Teaching and Organisation
Practical activities to develop SMSC will include: Class discussions and circle time which will give pupils opportunities to:
Other curriculum areas provide opportunities to:
Links with the wider community