SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural. It is our job as teachers to ensure that students leave our Academy with more than just qualifications. operate with one another, (social) and respect cultural differences, (cultural).
We teach SMSC every day through the general curriculum, through Personal Development, through assemblies, through tutor time, through discussions and chats with students to name a few. However, it is not just our job it is everyone’s responsibility who comes into contact with a child of any age to ensure that they have an understanding of all things SMSC!
If I’m being kind to you but you think I am being horrid, am I being kind or not?
Which has the most freedom, an ant or a school student?
Can you be racist against your own race?
If I gave a beggar some money, would that only encourage him to keep begging?
Is it natural to be greedy? If yes, does that make being greedy ok?
Is it ever right to bully a bully?
Can you have a friend that you don’t really like?
If the words you spoke, appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful?
If I discovered a cure for cancer but didn’t want to share my discovery with the world, should I be made to?
How could I be made to?
If we moved the school building to the other side of town, but left everything and everyone here, where would the school be?
Is war a good thing?
Are heroes ever scared?
Which is more important, being right or being nice?