Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural [SMSC] Development

What is SMSC?
SMSC stands for Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development.


Our Aims:

At Ellwood Primary School our aim is to be regarded as an integral part of the wider community. We encourage independence and a life-long love of learning in an environment where each individual is valued for who they are and the unique contribution that they bring.

We seek to enable, encourage and equip each child to develop their full potential: academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. We aim to provide a learning environment that is safe and conducive to learning through mutual respect and high expectations for all.

We strive to provide high quality teaching that takes into account the individual needs of every child. Through our commitment to the recruitment of high quality staff, on-going professional development, rigorous monitoring and willingness to embrace new ideas, we aim to ensure that all pupils receive an education that meets their very individual needs and that they enjoy coming to school. 

We believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of learning and a willingness to explore. We believe that every child is entitled to a broad, balanced education that is right for them and aim to provide a full and rich variety of experiences for the pupils.

The curriculum includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but also the range of extra-curricular activities that we organise, in order to enrich the experience of the children and to promote their learning and personal growth and development. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.

Promoting SMSC and British Values
At Ellwood Community Primary School the teaching of SMSC and 'British Values' is embedded in our curriculum.
Spring 2 2024
Chestnut Class have enjoyed their Forest Adventures sessions this term.