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Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

At Perry Court Primary School we deliver SMSC within the classroom learning environment and also through carefully planned out whole school and Key Stage assemblies. To ensure that we are addressing all aspects of this important area of a child's development we are currently completing a termly audit per class/year group and also a termly audit of the whole school assemblies.

SMSC defined by Ofsted in their School Inspection Handbook from 2015:

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.

Pupils’ moral development is shown by their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

Pupils’ social development is shown by their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Pupils’ cultural development is shown by their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.
Attached at the bottom of the page are our completed audits.


Cultural - Pantomime - 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

posted 2 Aug 2017, 05:22 by School Account


Moral - 'Just Josh-ing' our anti-bullying assembly and play

posted 2 Aug 2017, 05:17 by School Account


Moral and social - whole school good behaviour treats

posted 2 Aug 2017, 05:15 by School Account   [ updated 2 Aug 2017, 05:15 ]

All children who received less than 3 red cards in a half term get to partake in the whole school behaviour treats. In the Spring we had a climbing wall and at the end of the Summer we had a fun outside activity afternoon and an ice cream van.

SMSC- Things to do over the Summer in Bristol - parent newsletter

posted 2 Aug 2017, 04:17 by School Account


Whitchurch and Hengrove Park logo competition

posted 20 Apr 2017, 05:06 by School Account

During class time children had the opportunity to design a new logo for the Whitchurch and Hengrove park. The winner was chosen and it was one of our Y6 pupils! Two ladies from the committee came to present the winner and runners up with their prizes. All of the designs entered are visible on a page on their website.

NSPCC assembly - 'Speak out. Stay safe'

posted 20 Apr 2017, 04:49 by School Account

The NSPCC visited our school to deliver an important message to our children - 'Speak out. Stay safe'
The assemblies were aimed at empowering the children to know their rights and understand the different types of abuse they may suffer as children. The message was loud and clear for the children exploring different adults they can trust to share any concerns with and also gave them the helpline number in a very memorable way.

'Open the Book' KS1 assemblies

posted 7 Feb 2017, 00:56 by School Account

In KS1 we are very lucky to have a special assembly every half term. Visitors from the local church come in to tell some of the Bible stories for our children. They make lots of effort to dramatise the stories and get the children involved. 

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