Teaching & Learning
Spiritual/Moral/Social and Cultural
What is SMSC?
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC. Pupils are marked on ability and willing.
Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.
Appreciate cultural influences; participate in cultural opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.