Castle Manor Academy

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

We recognise that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) aspects of a pupils’ education are crucial to their development as an individual, allowing them to become an active local, national and global citizen.

It is about the values pupils are encouraged to hold, their attitude towards learning, knowledge and society.

The school’s focus on the SMSC aspects of learning is fundamental in preparing young people for society and pupils are helped to develop positive attitudes and beliefs by being given opportunities to:   

  • Develop spiritual values and reasoned personal and moral values 
  • Value everyone equally 
  • Build relationships, based on trust, self-esteem and mutual respect 
  • Foster an appreciation of their own and others achievements and aspirations 
  • Develop an understanding of the world in which they live and the relationship between individuals, groups, nations and the environment 
  • Understand that there is more than one view of how society can work; developing their understanding and respect for those with different religions, beliefs and ways of life 
  • Become active, responsible citizens in a democratic society.