SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. SMSC is cross-curricular and has our children at the centre of its content.
Spiritual: Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
As a school we celebrate special events that reflect the diverse faith backgrounds of our pupils, families and staff. This is done through our Special Assemblies, our weekly assemblies, stories, music, art and shared reflection at the end of our school day.
Moral: Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
At Manor School we support each pupil to reflect and question about their actions and words and how these impact on others. We seek to promote a caring and fair environment where each of our pupils are valued and enabled to thrive. This is supported through our PSHE/Seal activities, clear and high expectations of behaviour and other activities such as Recycling initiatives, raising money for charities such as Children in Need, Save the Children and Comic Relief and our Harvest Appeal.
Social: Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the ‘British values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.’
We promote experiences for our pupil’s to enable them to be resilient, confident and to actively contribute to their home/school/local communities. Communication is integral and at the foundation of our learning and teaching to support our pupils in self-advocacy. We have a strong School Council who will be a steering group for advocating the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This academic year we will be partaking in “The Great Get Together” to celebrate the work we are doing in building kinder communities and ensuring everyone feels a sense of belonging.
Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity. Manor School is rich in diversity and we celebrate and embrace this daily and in assemblies as well as in our special events with parents such as International Day and Black History Month where all partake in a shared buffet. Brent will be London’s Borough of Culture in 2020. Our pupils will be partaking in many experiences and events to celebrate the stories, art and music of our borough.