Offmore Primary School

Miss Sarah Green- SMSC lead

Putting SMSC at the heart of everything we do at Offmore

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural

                      What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 

All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC. As part of work in this area, it meets Article 2 for the Rights of the Child where they apply to every child without discrimination.


Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.


Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views and have an appreciation of British Values.


Investigate and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the fundamental values of British democracy.


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity and acceptance.

SMSC is at the heart of the Offmore curriculum

SMSC is at the heart of the Offmore curriculum and all our topics revolve around the importance of these areas. The curriculum maps can be viewed here:

Phase Curriculum Overviews

The children of Offmore reflect upon SMSC learning and experiences using thought clouds and these are seen regularly through our Learning Journey books.

This gives the children the opportunity to share their opinions and views during SMSC sessions.

The Development and Awareness of SMSC at Offmore 

The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their:

 We promote spiritual development through:

 Pupils' moral development is shown by their:

 We promote moral development through:

Pupils' social development is shown by their:

We promote social development through:

Pupils' cultural development is shown by their:

 We promote cultural development through: