Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC) is about everything we do at Ravenor, to help children build their own personal values, have positive relationships with others and become responsible young citizens in society. SMSC development supports children to be kind, thoughtful and caring and to be able to live and learn alongside people with different beliefs, cultures and lifestyles.
Our provision for pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural and Emotional development (SMSC), builds on our values of our 5Rs:
An important part of SMSC is to support children to engage with British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and respect for different faiths and beliefs.
We want children to be reflective about their own beliefs, but also show interest and respect for the beliefs and faiths of others. We encourage children to reflect, not just on their own behaviour and the choices they make, but also on the skills needed to remain calm and focused on their learning.
Spiritual development is also about supporting children to be creative, imaginative and reflect on their learning experiences.
Opportunities for Spiritual development include:
Opportunities for Moral development include:
We have developed (in association with Cathy Ota and Brighton University) an innovative whole school approach called ‘Working With Others’. This explicitly teaches children the social and relational skills needed to learn effectively in a diverse community.
Opportunities for Social development include:
‘Working With Others’ (WWO) enables children to value living and learning alongside children from different backgrounds, different beliefs and lifestyles.
“We’re all different, but we work together as a team” Year 6 child.
“We are a multicultural school and we are thankful that we are so diverse” Year 5 child.
Opportunities for Cultural development include: