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What is Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development?

All schools are responsible for promoting the SMSC development of their pupils across the curriculum and through activities such as: teaching citizenship lessons, having collective worship, establishing a community ethos, developing effective relationships and providing extra-curricular activities. The aims of SMSC are to enable students to show initiative, demonstrate respect for others and accept responsibility. No area of the school’s life is spiritually and morally neutral.