Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Learning
SMSC and British Values
SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education. Alongside their academic learning, these aspects of learning about life are very important for children; the ability to appreciate the spiritual nature of themselves, to consider moral issues, to understand the social contexts in which they will find themselves and to function confidently and with empathy in a culturally diverse world. At Little Stoke we aim to fully develop these attributes in our children and make sure we interweave this learning successfully into our school and curriculum.
British Values are:
democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
At Little Stoke we take a holistic approach to the teaching and promotion of SMSC and British Values. We ensure that they permeate every aspect of school life in the way we interact: children to children, children to adults and adults to adults. There is a strong school ethos which embodies the core aspects of SMSC and British Values including quality books which are at the very centre of our Curriculum. Many books will have themes covering tolerance, mutual respect and democracy.