SMSC – Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

SMSC is essential for children and young people’s individual development, as well as the development of society as a whole. At Park Primary we believe the importance of SMSC is central to the development and growth of pupils as people and at the┬áheart of what teachers would say education is all about. Within these topics and in fact throughout the curriculum we also promote British Values.

What are British values?

  • democracy;
  • the rule of law;
  • individual liberty;
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith


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


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


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


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

Activities for parents and children

A PSHE and Citizenship resource that supports Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning for Primary and Middle Schools.

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