Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

What is SMSC? 

It is the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the children in our school. This is not a separate subject that is taught explicitly but an aspect of learning that is present in lessons and behaviour in our school. Rise Park Infant School focuses on developing these through ‘cultural capital’. Cultural capital is about preparing children with the knowledge and skills for what comes next. We realise the exploration of new skills and experiences helps to nurture resilience, curiosity and creativity. Ultimately, this leads to the growth of new forms of cultural capital that makes a difference in individual mindsets and shape the future.

British Values 

As part of SMSC, Rise Park Infant School actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, The Rule of Law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Spiritual Development 

Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Moral Development 

Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

Social Development 

Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.

Cultural Development 

Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in cultural opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

Cultural Capital 

Each year group has a ‘Cultural Capital Challenge’ for the children to complete over the year through school and home learning. These challenges relate to the five key areas above. We look forward to the children sharing their achievements over the next twelve months.

The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their: 

The moral development of pupils is shown by their: 

The social development of pupils is shown by their: 

The cultural development of pupils is shown by their: 

Ways we Promote SMSC at Rise Park Infant School: