SMSC / British Values
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. At the Whinless Down Academy, the teaching of SMSC is part of our school ethos, 'Learning to Dream, Learning to Believe, Able to Succeed' and is taught in assemblies, across the curriculum and throughout the school day.
Spiritual development: children explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; are positive about developing their understanding of themselves, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Moral development: children learn to recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views and take responsibility for their actions.
Social development: children investigate moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer, cooperate and collaborate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British Values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
Cultural development: children learn to appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, determined to stamp out discrimination of any kind.