Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural

What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.

Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.  Here at Berry Hill, our Religious Education curriculum is based on that recommended by The Diocese of Gloucester, a long term plan is attached below for your information.  

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

Investigate and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.  See also the British Values and Rights Respecting page on the 'Our School' tab.  

Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.  This also links particularly well with understanding of values, rights respecting and British Values.  Again, see the British Values and Rights Respecting page on the 'Our School' tab.