At Summercourt Academy our staff are totally committed to promoting children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. Within this are inextricably woven the fundamental values of democracy:
  •          The Rule of Law
  •          Individual Liberty
  •          Mutual Respect and Tolerance

These crucial elements ere embedded within our Enquiry Curriculum, as well as being taught through Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), Religious Education (RE), Safeguarding, the Rights of the Child and British Values. Through the teaching of these values, we aim to ensure our pupils are able reflect on their unique attributes, have a strong sense of self driven by an unerring moral compass, and are therefore equipped to contribute to a life of tolerance through the development of a deeply humanitarian outlook.


What is SMSC?


The pupils' Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development is not a stand-alone curriculum element, but rather a thread running through every aspect of learning. It is a consistently framed, clearly defined ethos which underpins our core vision for every individual. In all that we do, we aim to keep the child 'visible' and ensure that we - alongside parents and the community - are shaping the 'whole child'.


Spiritual Development  (Ofsted)

Explore beliefs and experience, respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; be reflective.


Moral Development  (Ofsted)

Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Social Development (Ofsted)

Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, voluteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.

Our School Council Leaders in Cl4 were able to visit County Hall to learn more about politics and the importance of pupil voice. Steve Double (MP) was really appreciative of the serious, and fun, questions he was asked and the county officers now have a wealth of opinions from young people to base future decisions on. Well done to our superb ambassadors!

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