At Greet we take the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils very seriously. We do this because we believe that a school has a duty to educate our pupils beyond the traditional academic subjects. By educating the ‘whole child’ we are helping to ensure that all of our pupils are prepared to be 21st Century British citizens. We are not alone; the Department for Education and OFSTED believe SMSC teaching to be vital, so much so that every school in England must deliver SMSC education.
We deliver SMSC education in a number of ways. Pupils partake in collective worship every day. On some days this is through phase assemblies and on others it is through class based moments of reflection. Our assemblies are organised around the dispositions from the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Education. Within assemblies we also make reference to British Values and the articles (rights) written in the United Nations Conventions on the Right of the Child (CRC).