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

At Stoke by Nayland Campus, we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.

We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values, awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of different social and cultural traditions and appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life- through the school culture, assemblies, PSHE & Citizenship lessons, educational trips, visitors, competitions and whole school SMSC based activities- most notably for Parliament week.

  • Spiritual- Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
  • Moral- Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
  • Social- Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; 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- Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

The National SMSC Quality Mark – 
We are currently applying for the National SMSC Quality Mark to track our outstanding SMSC and to aid development.

SMSC Policy