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Learning for Life

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Values



We believe that SMSC runs through the blood of our school in everything we do.  We are exceptionally pleased to have been awarded the GOLD SMSC Quality Mark in October 2020


CLICK HERE to read the Verification Report



CLICK HERE to see our SMSC Statement


CLICK HERE to see our SMSC and British Values Curriculum Map




Spiritual Development


Planned opportunities for spiritual development can be seen across the school. Pupils are given opportunities to reflect upon the meaning of spiritual experiences.  We promote a climate or ethos within which all pupils can grow and flourish, respect others and be respected; accommodating difference and respecting the integrity of individuals. These can occur during any part of the school day:


CLICK HERE to learn about our Collective Worship Policy


Pupils’ spiritual development is shown by their:


  • Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • Use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Willingness to reflect on their experiences


  • Cross Curricular Activities
  • Collective Worship
  • Visit to Woking Mosque
  • Visit to St Paul’s Addlestone Christian Church
  • Visit to Weybridge Synagogue
  • Visit to Hindu Temple at Southall
  • Self-Assessment of work
  • School Values Assemblies
  • Visits from Faith communities
  • Celebration Achievement Assemblies
  • Periods of reflection in assemblies or tutor time
  • Quiet Garden and El Bosque
  • Sensory Room



Moral Development


CLICK HERE to learn about our Relationships (Behaviour)  Policy


CLICK HERE to learn about our RSE and Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy


We believe that a morally aware pupil will develop a wide range of skills. These can include the following:


  • Distinguish right from wrong, based on knowledge of the moral codes of their own and other cultures
  • Develop an ability to think through the consequences of their own and others’ actions
  • Have an ability to make responsible and reasoned judgements
  • Ensure a commitment to personal values
  • Have respect for others’ needs, interests and feelings, as well as their own
  • Develop a desire to explore their own and others’ views, and an understanding of the need to review and re-assess their values, codes and principles in the light of experience


  • PSHE Curriculum
  • RSE Curriculum
  • MHAW Curriculum
  • School Values
  • Expectations in the Classroom
  • Playing with others kindly
  • Relationships Policy
  • Class Choices and Consequences
  • Achieving Anti Bullying Mark Silver Award
  • Anti-Bullying week
  • Assemblies
  • Restorative work on relationships



Social Development


CLICK HERE to learn about our PSHE  Policy


We recognise that pupils who are becoming socially aware are likely to be developing the ability to:


  • Adjust to a range of social contexts by appropriate and sensitive behaviour
  • Relate well to other people’s social skills and personal qualities
  • Work successfully, as a member of a group or team
  • Share views and opinions with others
  • Resolve conflicts maturely and appropriately
  • Reflect on their own contribution to society
  • Show respect for people, living things, property and the environment
  • Exercise responsibility
  • Understand how societies function and are organised in structures such as the family, the school
  • Understand the notion of interdependence in an increasingly complex society


  • Community Projects
  • Volunteering by D of E pupils
  • Friendship Club
  • Lego Therapy
  • Social Skills development
  • ELSA project
  • Restorative Justice Programme
  • Residential Trips
  • Friday Clubs


Cultural Development


Pupils should be made aware of the diversity of other cultures both within modern Britain and throughout the world. This can be done through music, PE, art and many other curriculum areas.  Pupils who are becoming culturally aware are likely to be developing some or all of the following characteristics:


CLICK HERE to learn about our British Values Statement


  • An ability to reflect on important questions of meaning and identity
  • An interest in exploring the relationship between human beings and the environment



  • Art Curriculum
  • Expressive Arts Curriculum
  • Music Curriculum
  • Working towards National Arts Award accreditation
  • Trips and visits
  • Assemblies
  • Displays around school
  • Visit to Theatre Performances locally and in London
  • Whole school visit to Panto
  • Visit to Circus
  • Stop Gap Dance Workshop
  • Philip SouthNotes Choir
  • Rock Steady Music Workshop


Just a gentle reminder. If your child is suffering from any Covid symptoms you will need to keep them at home, arrange a PCR test at your earliest convenience and contact the school for advice.