SMSC Overview

At Cromwell Junior and Infants school we recognise that the personal development of children, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC), plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop:

 · their own values and beliefs

 · their own spiritual awareness

 · their own high standards of personal behaviour

 · a positive, caring attitude towards other people

 · an understanding of their social and cultural traditions

 · an appreciation of the diversity and richness of their cultures.


SMSC plays a significant part in ability to learn and to achieve. All curriculum areas have a contribution to make to the child’s spiritual, moral, social and culturaldevelopment.

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  Here are the specific target areas we look at :

Cultural development

Exploring, understanding and respecting diversity

Participating and responding to cultural activities

Understanding and appreciating personal influences

Moral development

Developing and expressing personal views or values

Investigating moral values and ethical issues

Moral codes and models of moral virtue

Recognising right and wrong and applying it

Understanding the consequences of actions

Social development

 Developing personal qualities and using social skills

 Participating, cooperating and resolving conflicts

 Understanding how communities and societies function

Spiritual development

 Developing personal values and beliefs

Experiencing fascination, awe and wonder

Exploring the values and beliefs of others

Understanding human feelings and emotions

Using imagination and creativity in learning




Recent activities that develop SMSC at Cromwell are:

 Team building with John Street.

 Weekly Nurture groups in KS1 and KS2.

 Key worker nurture groups in Foundation stage.

 Daily Breakfast club.

 Daily acts of collective worship and times  for reflection.

 Trips – The Islamic experience exhibition, Blakesley Hall and the RSPB.

 Lesson planning.

 School council.

 Singing playgrounds.

 Charity work – Children in Need, Comic relief, Somali well fund, Islamic aid, Christian aid.and Animal aid

 Visitors – Somali elders, Living past times,