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SMSC development

 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education is at the heart of every learner’s development at Seaton St. Paul’s CE Junior School.  It involves developing the whole person, ensuring learners are happy, secure, confident and valued so they can achieve their full academic potential.  SMSC development permeates the entire curriculum at our school.

Spiritual development in school allows learners to explore beliefs and experiences.  It allows learners to respect values and to discover themselves and their surrounding world.  It develops their imagination and creativity.

Moral development in school allows learners to recognise right from wrong and to understand the consequences of actions.  It allows learners to investigate moral and ethical issues giving them the opportunity to offer reasoned views.

Social development in school allows learners to use social skills in different contexts.  It encourages learners to work well with others and develops their ability to resolve conflicts.  It allows them to understand how communities work.

Cultural development in school allows learners to appreciate cultural differences.  It allows learners to participate in culture opportunities and to accept, respect and celebrate cultural diversity.  All learners are given the opportunity to develop their SMSC skills both in and out of the classroom.  The strength of SMSC at Seaton St. Paul’s CE Junior School is clearly evident in the school’s ethos and climate, with collaboration, inclusion and respect at the heart of all we do.