Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural Development


SMSC Audit summary.doc
SMSC Oct 2012.doc


Arts Council Artsmark Award Brixton Learning Collaborative Brixton People Know What Brixton Needs Lambeth Teaching Schools Alliance
Pupils at St John’s Angell Town CE Primary School develop spiritually by demonstrating the following characteristics:
  • Pupils have a set of values, principles and beliefs, which may or may not be religious, which inform their perspective on life and their patterns of behaviour.
  • All pupils show awareness and understanding of their own and others’ beliefs.
  • They have a respect for themselves and for others.
  • Pupils have a sense of empathy with others, concern and compassion.
  • Pupils have an increasing ability to reflect and learn from this reflection.
  • All pupils show courage and persistence in seeking to live out their aims, values, principles and beliefs.
  • Children show a respect for insight as well as for knowledge and reason.
  • Pupils demonstrate a readiness to challenge all that would constrain the human spirit: for example,
  • poverty of aspiration, lack of self-confidence and belief, moral neutrality or indifference, force, fanaticism, aggression, greed, injustice, narrowness of vision, self-interest, sexism, racism and other forms of discrimination.
  • Children show an appreciation of the intangible - for example, beauty, truth, love, goodness, order - as well as for mystery, paradox and ambiguity.
  • There is an expressive and/or creative impulse in all pupils.
  • Pupils show a marked ability to think in terms of the “whole”, for example, concepts such as harmony, interdependence, scale, and perspective.
  • All children show understanding of feelings and emotions, and their likely impact. There is an awareness of how they can develop and change.