SMSC

What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for socialmoralspiritual and cultural development.

Curriculum Intent
Through the delivery of our curriculum, we want our children to be ready for life beyond St John's Church of England Academy.
 
We aspire for them to be:
Articulate
Aspirational
Curious
Appreciative
Promoting SMSC and British Values
At St Johns Church of England Academy the teaching of SMSC and 'British Values' is embedded in our curriculum as well as our school ethos. 

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils is actively promoted within and beyond the curriculum.  Children learn to respect others with different beliefs, faiths or cultural background and have opportunities to share and develop ideas about their own belief system and values through worship, and through the curriculum, particularly through Religious Education, Philosophy for Children and Personal, Social, Health Education.

The School prides itself on its inclusive ethos driven by our Christian vision which is rooted in the Parable of The Mustard Seed - Mark 4 : 30 - 32 

Children are encouraged to approach their learning through building on our Christian Values and curriculum drivers.

Worships are planned throughout the week which provides an opportunity for children to reflect on spiritual, moral, social or cultural issues presented through stories, music, poetry, drama etc. 

Celebration Worship on a Friday is a special end to the week and every term we hold a Shining Star Worship. These celebrate the contribution individuals have made to the School and wider community living out St John's Church of England Vision and Values.

 
Spiritual development: children explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Moral development: children learn to recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social development: children investigate 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.
Cultural development: children learn to appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
Promoting British Values
 
All schools have a responsibility to promote the 'Fundamental British Values' of:
  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

          Belonging          Perseverance          Respect          Forgiveness          Truth          Aspiration