Laycock Primary School recognizes that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural element of pupil’s education is crucial to their development as an individual and a global citizen. SMSC is about the values our pupils demonstrate, their attitudes towards learning, socializing and the world’s society. We believe SMSC is fundamental in preparing children to become 21st Century learners prepared for life in Modern Britain.
Through a positive caring environment, we provide the opportunity for every child to reach their full potential. We celebrate our school values, including British Values and SMSC values, to ensure all children are ready for their next steps.
The Department for Education (DfE) set out obligations for maintained schools to teach and promote British Values under the Education Act (2002).
Within this, we are required to (and, quite frankly believe in and enjoy) teach children the fundamentals of spiritual, moral, cultural, metal and physical development. Within these guidelines, we teach British Values and SMSC within our curriculum, assemblies, discussion and vision and values.
If you are interested, please see the DfE’s guidance here.
How do we embed SMSC in our school ethos and curriculum?
All of our curriculum intent statements support and celebrate SMSC- please read them here to see how we embed it within every subject.
See how we celebrate SMSC within our assemblies here.
See how we teach SMSC within our PSHE curriculum here.