SMSC development is a moral requisite and an essential part of the academy’s duty to its students and the wider community. SMSC is supported: within the PSHCE programme, enrichment and extracurricular activities, subject curriculums, the pastoral system and through our wider school values of aspiration, resilience, respect, responsibly and tolerance.
We aim to support the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need for personal reflection and to value non-material wellbeing. As a school we aim to cultivate pupil’s spirituality by providing stimulus for them to explore and develop what animates and inspires them.
Students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to make responsible moral decisions. We aim to give students the confidence and moral language to debate and discuss moral dilemmas within their own lives and society. We aim to foster progressive moral development in students, arming them with a skillset to make their own rational and empathetic judgments.
Students develop the social skills to be successful and happy members of society. To instil a caring and compassionate nature in students and promote the value of charity and goodwill.
Students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to understand, appreciate, and contribute to culture. We aim to give students an understanding and appreciation of their cultural heritage, as well as a pluralistic world view accepting the value and benefits of a multi-cultural society. All students are encouraged to have a healthy curiosity about other cultures and a desire to broaden their own cultural horizons.
Children of key-workers wrote down some positive outcomes of their experience of the COVID lockdown. The DT department engraved them onto leaves and acorns for our ‘Memory Tree’.