Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
In all lessons Teachers specifically aim to ensure the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of students; this is monitored regularly through lesson observations. We run a series of Enrichment Days to ensure that there are opportunities to further develop SMSC by providing enriching activities that will extend students' learning beyond the classroom.
In addition to this we have a programme of 'Thought for the Week' which is developed from the Assembly Theme each week during registration times. Assembly Themes and 'Thought for the Week' for the current school term are detailed below.
'Thought for the Week'
The aim of 'Thought for the Week' is to encourage students to reflect on their values, beliefs and attitudes. By giving students time to consider the assembly theme throughout the week we hope our students will develop their emotional literacy and be capable of talking about their thoughts and feelings.
13 September 2021 - International Day of Peace
20 September 2021 - The House System
27 September 2021 - Black History Month
4 October 2021 - Inspirational People/Heroes
11 October 2021 - Healthy Eating
18 October 2021 - Growth Mindset
1 November 2021 - Sixth Form and More Able
8 November 2021 - Remembrance Day
15 November 2021 - Anti-bullying Week
22 November 2021 - Sustainability
29 November 2021 - Being Positive
6 December 2021 - Citizenship
13 December 2021 - Teamwork
20 December 2021 - Christmas and Winter Music
11 January 2022 - Year 7 and Year 8 - Next Steps Active Travel Challenge - New Year Resolutions and more sustainable travel to school (led by Living Streets).
17 January 2022 - Ambition 'Parliament'
24 January 2022 - Leadership
31 January 2022 - Empathy LGBTQ
7 February 2022 - Knowledge 'Just like Us'
14 February 2022 - Scholar 'Holocaust Memorial day'
28 February 2022 - Challenge House - Presenting the House Person of the Year
7 March 2022 - Scholar House - Presenting the House Person of the Year
14 March 2022 - Knowledge House - Presenting the House Person of the Year
21 March 2022 - World Poetry Day
28 March 2022 - Easter Celebration
18 April 2022 - Moving On
25 April 2022 - Lockdown - what did you learn?
2 May 2022 - Resilience
9 May 2022 - European Day of Languages and Sele Languages Week
16 May 2022 - Values and Ethos
23 May 2022 - The Power of Reading
6 June 2022 - Duke of Edinburgh Award
13 June 2022 - The Global Community
20 June 2022 - Sports day
27 June 2022 - Reporting on Achievements
4 July 2022 - Success
11 July 2022 - Mental Wellbeing
18 July 2022 - End of Year