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SMSC

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.

Spiritual development relates to the beliefs, feelings and emotions through which pupils acquire worthwhile insights into their own lives and all the areas of the curriculum may contribute to the pupils' spiritual development. This may involve asking reflective questions and thoughts – e.g. What if... why/how did the sunflower grow from such a tiny seed...

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Social development relates to the skills and personal qualities necessary for individuals to live and function effectively in society such as being able to make friends and understanding the qualities of being a good friend.

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Moral development refers to pupils' knowledge, understanding, intentions, attitudes and behaviour in relation to what is right and wrong. Children may talk about whether you should spend or save pocket money or discuss if it is ever OK to...

Cultural development refers to pupils' increasing understanding and response to those elements which give societies and groups their unique character. Children encounter many opportunities to embrace special themed weeks such as Multicultural weeks, Chinese New year and Book Week.

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