SMSC is intrinsic to our ethos and themed, holistic provision at Abbot’s Way
Defining spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Spiritual: Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Moral: Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social: Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.
Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
Our broad enriched curriculum and our approach to learning and pastoral care supports an extensive range of opportunities which develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding, including politics, media and beliefs and values. Information is presented without bias, challenging students to discuss and debate issues taking place across the world as well as in Britain. They develop a balanced point of view and empathy for those in the wider and local environment.
Our sense of community at Abbot’s Way fosters a sense of enquiry and interest across a range of topics, and provides clear guidance on what is right and wrong. They link to identified themes and to our Learning for Life programme, which is delivered by our tutor team
Across our provision there are many opportunities to celebrate and champion individual and collective successes and for collective reflection on the beliefs and values of many world faiths.
Our Learning for Life, Nurture, Venture programmes together with our Learn to Thrive curriculum support a strong, intrinsic SMSC ethos.