SMSC

SMSC

SMSC at Sir Jonathan North College

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development is the over-arching umbrella that encompasses personal development across the whole curriculum.

    • At SJNC we make provision for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. It requires us to think about the kind of people we want our students to be, the kind of world we aspire to create, and the kind of education we aspire to provide.

 

Spiritual Education

Students’ spiritual development is shown by their:

    • beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s feelings and values
    • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
    • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
    • willingness to reflect on their experiences

 

Moral Education

Students’ moral development is shown by their:

    • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives
    • understanding of the consequences of their actions
    • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues

 

Social Education

Students’ social development is shown by their:

    • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with students from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
    • willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
    • interest in, and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels

 

Cultural Education

Students’ cultural development is shown by their:

    • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage
    • willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities
    • interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities