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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our students. 

Supporting the development of these areas is the cornerstone of the TCES community values and sits at the heart of our curriculum 

Spiritual: The opportunity to explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences. 

Moral: The opportunity to learn what is right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views. 

Social: The opportunity to use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict. 

Cultural: The opportunity to explore and appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in cultural opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity. 

The fundamental British values are: 

  • democracy 
  • the rule of law 
  • individual liberty 
  • tolerance and respect 

Our SMSC Scrapbook 

Welcome to our SMSC scrapbook, showcasing the essential aspects of Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural (SMSC) development in our online school for Special Educational Needs (SEN) pupils. This presentation serves as a testament to our commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are not only academically proficient but also socially and emotionally aware. Here, we will take you on a visual journey through our lessons, activities, and projects that empower our students to develop a strong foundation in SMSC principles. From fostering empathy and understanding to celebrating diversity and fostering a sense of belonging, our online school is a hub of learning that goes beyond textbooks and screens.