Rucstall Primary School

A caring, fun loving, learning community

Personal Development Learning and SMSC

What is SMSC?

Spiritual: The opportunity to explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences.


Moral: The opportunity to learn what is right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.


Social: The opportunity to use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict.


Cultural: The opportunity to explore and appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in cultural opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.


What does SMSC look like in school?

We have SMSC champions (pupil representatives) that help to promote the school values and share their opinion about where SMSC should go next.  As a school, we have also taken part in votes and welcomed the local MPs to our assemblies. 


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