Learners’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development permeates through all aspects of school life at Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School. Through our thoughtful and relevant programme of SMSC education and the importance we place on learners’ physical wellbeing, our learners thrive in a supportive, highly cohesive learning community. At Redbrook Hayes we help learners to develop a sense of society, tolerance and collaboration that tackles prejudice and promotes equality. We aim to teach children to make sense of the world we live in; how to interact positively with others, how to know themselves and the person they may become in the future.
We achieve this vision through:
- Explicitly taught objectives in PSHE, RE, Learning and Life Skils and the Connected Curriculum which promote our school’s core values of loyalty, empathy, aspiration, respect, nurture, excellence and resilience; as well as revisiting these objectives wheneever the opportunity arises in learning across the curriculum from foundation stage to Year 6.
- Our school vision and values which permeate through everything we do, and dictate our approach to school development, behaviour and curriculum.
- Whole-school theme weeks with a central focus, eg. Anti-Bullying, E-Safety and Personal Finance which bring the learning community together to tackle an important issue.
- Children Leading Change – Our Junior Lead Learning Team (JLLT) are the democratic voice of our learners; they are responsible for leading change across the school.
- Positive behaviour policy - Available in the Policy section of our website.
- Extra-Curricular Enrichment Opportunities – A range of in and out-of-school opportunities are planned which link specifically to our school core values; and offer learners the opportunity to develop socially, morally and culturally (please see the Enrichment section of our website).
- Assemblies and Collective Worship themes - These are well-planned and cohesive throughout the year, enablinhg learners to grow spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.
- Links with the wider community – As a school we take part in numerous local community events every year, these have included participation in Bereton Carnival and the Lantern Parade; volunteering to sing at The Laurels Nursing Home and regular visits to St. Michael’s Church.
We are extremely proud of our learners and the outcomes they achieve through our cohesive, relevant and well-structured programme of SMSC. Please see below for further information on how SMSC is delivered at Redbrook Hayes.
SMSC Programme of Study
SMSC Annual Plan