What is SMSC?
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
SMSC is essential for our children’s individual development, as well as the development of society as a whole. We want to ensure that our children are able to access, participate and make a positive difference to the diverse and democratic society in which they live. The City of Leicester is proud of our multi-cultural heritage and as such, our school celebrates the diversity within our community.
How do we promote SMSC at Oaklands School?
We do this by helping each UNIQUE child at Oaklands to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in a variety of ways both in the classroom and in other environments. Our school vision is that we are building firm foundations for fulfilling futures. To do this, we are living our unique values every day, for everyone in our community.
At Oaklands School, SMSC is interwoven into our curriculum through:
We also work closely with Talking Rhythms (Simon Stokes), SENSory Atelier (Attenborough Arts) and other community groups and projects, enabling children to connect with themselves and with others in a variety of creative ways.
Oaklands school uses the SMSC Quality Mark to continuously audit our own SMSC practice. Through using this audit tool, we have access to external, independent verification of our self-review.