for spiritual, moral, social and
cultural development. All schools in
England and Wales must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.
beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Use a range of
social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
How will Ofsted grade it?
moral, social and cultural development is now referenced throughout Ofsted's School Inspection Handbook.
An 'outstanding' school will have a 'thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural
An 'inadequate' school will have 'serious weaknesses in the overall promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural