Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education


The children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development plays a significant role in their ability to achieve and learn, as well as their ability to contribute to the local and wider community. Our curriculum is planned to engage our pupils, have a positive impact on their behaviour and safety and help them to attain highly in all areas of their learning. All areas of the curriculum will make a contribution to the child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We want our pupils to flourish as reflective, thoughtful and responsible individuals who are curious about the world around them. We want our children to have a determination to tackle injustice and be model citizens of the future.

Aims and Principles

At Whiston Willis, we recognise that the personal development of pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC), plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop:

  • their own values and beliefs

  • their own spiritual awareness,

  • their own high standards of personal behaviour

  • a positive caring attitude towards other people

  • an understanding of their social and cultural traditions

  • an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

We will aim to:

  • ensure that everyone connected with the school is aware of our values and principles.

  • ensure a consistent approach to the delivery of SMSC issues through the curriculum and the general life of the school.

  • ensure that a pupil's education is set within a context that is meaningful and appropriate to their age, aptitude and background.

  • ensure that pupils know what is expected of them and why.

  • give each pupil a range of opportunities to reflect upon and discuss their beliefs, feelings and responses to personal experience.

  • enable pupils to develop an understanding of their individual and group identity.

  • enable pupils to begin to develop an understanding of their social and cultural environment and an appreciation of the many cultures that now enrich our society.

  • give each pupil the opportunity to explore social and moral issues, and develop a sense of social and moral responsibility.

Contact the school

Call and speak to either

Mrs Joyce Jones

on 0151 477 8270

Whiston Willis Community

Primary School, Milton Avenue

Prescot, L35 2XY

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