At KCA we feel SMSC is built into the very fabric of who we are as a school community.
All curriculum areas have a contribution to a child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for this are audited, evaluated and monitored.
We pride ourselves on having an array of events and activities that meet SMSC criteria. These are tracked as part of a wider school audit evidence base.
Tutor time now includes a once-a-week SMSC theme with activities on topical topics that are relevant to the students’ lives.
With Ofsted guidelines on the need for schools to promote British Values, we are monitoring activities such as the assembly and tutor time programme, as well as the faculty and wider school auditing to ensure that this is being met.
British Values Statement
The DFE has strengthened guidance on actively promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different
faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011. Schools and academies have a duty to challenge extremism in all forms. At KCA we explore the
dangers of extremist behaviour through our core Citizenship programme, as well as through the assembly programme. At KCA we celebrate diversity within a safe environment. This includes exploring what it is to be British in the twenty first century. Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural development (SMSC) is built into the
very fabric of who we are as a school community.
All curriculum areas have a contribution to a child’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural well-being and understanding. Daily assemblies are delivered and provide students with the time to reflect on and explore a range of themes. These themes include ‘British values’ such as the rule of democracy, fairness and tolerance.
At KCA we also have a lead for SMSC tracking, who ensures this provision is occurring and regularly reviews this alongside the Executive Principal.