Promoting SMSC at the Nottingham Girl’s Academy
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All schools (including Academies and Independent schools) in England must show a commitment to promoting the following aspects:
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: Investigate and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the fundamental values of British democracy.
Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
According to the government:
“SMSC is the training of good human beings, purposeful and wise; themselves with a vision of what it is to be human and the kind of society that makes that possible.” Hansard, 2006.
Please click on the link below to see how SMSC and BV are mapped across all year groups to ensure that our students make progress overtime in these areas.
Each term has a different theme which we incorporate into their registration times and also cater for in their PSHE Peace by Piece Days.
Term 1 is 'Living in the Wider World' - Living in the Wider World Medium Term Plan - PDF
Term 2 is 'Health and Wellbeing' - Health and Wellbeing Medium Term Plan - PDF
Term 3 is 'Relationships' - Relationships Medium Term Plan - PDF
As well as our trained teaching staff, we utilise external agencies into the SMSC and BV programme so that they can inspire our students more and develop their character into well rounded mature young women. External Agencies - Year by Year Synopsis - PDF
In addition to our registration programme, please click each link below to see how we meet SMSC standards and British values within our curriculum: