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Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Curriculum

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education


At the Crescent we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We aim to ensure the developments in S.M.S.C are delivered to all our pupils through a wide range of teaching and learning experiences throughout each subject within the National Curriculum.


As a school we aim to provide learning opportunities that will enable pupils to:


Spiritual Development


  • Sustain their self-esteem in their learning experience.
  • Develop their capacity for critical and independent thought.
  • Foster their emotional life and express their feelings.
  • Experience moments of stillness and reflection.
  • Discuss their beliefs, feelings, values and responses to personal experiences.
  • Form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships.
  • Reflect on, consider and celebrate the wonders and mysteries of life.


Moral development


  • Recognise the unique value of each individual.
  • Listen and respond appropriately to the views of others.
  • Gain the confidence to cope with setbacks and learn from mistakes.
  • Take initiative and act responsibly with consideration for others.
  • Distinguish between right and wrong.
  • Show respect for the environment.
  • Take action for justice.
  • Make informed and independent judgments.


Social Development


  • Develop an understanding of their individual and group identity.
  • Learn about service in the schooland wider community.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of turn taking, co-operative play, partner talk and group work

Cultural Development


  • Recognise the value and richness of cultural diversity in Britain, and howthese influence individuals and society.
  • Develop an understanding of their social and cultural environment.
  • Develop an understanding of Britain's local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions.




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