Explanation of SMSC
Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural
|In every lesson, every day, every week and every term students are exposed to countless opportunities for SMSC development and we see this as an integral part in a student’s experiences in order to develop into a well-rounded, active citizen; ready for the globalised world they are soon to enter.At The Hazeley Academy we have a duty to promote the spiritual moral, social and cultural development of our students. A vital part of the work we do includes helping our students to develop an appreciation of, and a respect for, their own and others’ beliefs, culture and identity. When students feel secure about their own beliefs, culture and identity they are less likely to feel threatened by difference and less likely to mistrust or fear others. Skills of empathy and understanding are crucial to lifelong learning and the holistic development of our students.|
On This Day in History
Click here to find out what happened on this day in history. Personal Tutors often refer to this during tutor time to encourage debate and exchange of views on spiritual, moral, cultural and social matters.
Click here to find out what is happening around us – locally, nationally and internationally. Personal Tutors often use this as part of weekly discussions which provide vital learning opportunities in helping to shape students’ views and attitudes with spiritual, moral, cultural and social issues.
SMSC Themes for the Week
These are the focus for our weekly Lead Lessons – often run by external guests or the Senior Leadership team. Mr Nelson’s weekly blog refers to the weekly theme, as well as our visual “Theme of the Week” display found in the Foyer area. Click here to see our Themes for the Week.