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 heart 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

Spiritual Development

Encourages pupils to understand characteristics such as courage, strength, hope, acceptance, compassion and love, so that they can face the challenges of human life.

Moral Development

Enables pupils to take an increasingly thoughtful view of what is right and wrong, encouraging characteristics such as kindness, unselfishness and truthfulness.

Social Development

Enables pupils to relate to others and development qualities of respectfulness, tolerance and a willingness to get involved with the wider community.

British Values– The fundamental British Values are covered in the Discovery RE Scheme of Work.  These are: Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect, Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Cultural Development

Enables pupils to develop a sense of identity by understanding their cultures and cultures of others by engaging in music, arts, traditions and customs.

Activities for parents and children

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

SMSC Poster
SMSC Curriculum Guide

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