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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development is an area that can never be complete; it will always grow and develop. With this in mind, we are continually looking for opportunities to further enhance the SMSC provision for the children.
Spiritual - Exploring beliefs and experiences; respecting faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about themselves, others and the surrounding world and using their imagination, creativity.
Moral - Recognising right and wrong; respecting the law; understanding consequences and offering views.
Social - Using a range of social skills, participating in the local community and engaging with 'British Values'.
Cultural - Appreciating cultural influences; participating in cultural opportunities and understand, respect and celebrate diversity.
Developing the whole child is very important to us and our children are fortunate with the opportunities that are available to them to enhance their learning experience. With school trips, after school clubs, competitions, sporting competitions and theme weeks, involvement in school council, play leaders, peer mentors, choir and music lessons, working as a team to put on productions; our children are immersed in, and exposed to, such a variety of experiences. We are delighted to be able to offer such things to help every child find what they are passionate about and what they really excel in.
At Orchard Lea, our learning values are strongly embedded into the curriculum, this give children to opportunities to develop their SMSC skills across all areas of their learning.
Our SMSC document underlines how our school is promoting SMSC throughout the whole curriculum. This may be shown through:
- teaching that encourages participation, creativity, reflection and independence
- assessment and feedback that values pupils’ work and/or effort
- activities that develop teamwork, leadership skills and self-reliance.