SMSC / British Values
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. At the Whinless Down Academy, the teaching of SMSC is part of our school ethos, 'Being the Best I Can Be' and is taught in assemblies, across the curriculum and throughout the school day.
Spiritual development: children explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; are positive about developing their understanding of themselves, 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 and take responsibility for their actions.
Social development: children investigate moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer, cooperate and collaborate; 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, determined to stamp out discrimination of any kind.