At Easington Colliery Primary School we view Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) understanding as a core principle behind our schools’ ethos. SMSC understanding is what allows our school to be inclusive for all children and staff. We believe that a child’s development in SMSC will continually grow from Reception to Year 6 as children’s experiences increase. We ensure this by making links throughout the curriculum by taking part in charity events, meaningful discussions, creating an awareness of our community and acknowledging diversity as a strength.
A strong provision for the development of SMSC is crucial for the wellbeing and development of children. The overall aim of SMSC development for children is to prepare them to participate fully and contribute positively to life in modern Britain. Pupils should be enable to develop their knowledge, self-esteem, resilience, character and self-confidence. Therefore, SMSC provision in schools is important for each individual child, the local community and society as a whole.