Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education including Promoting Fundamental British Values

At The Hart School, we give every child the chance to be excellent.

We recognise that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural personal development of students plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We aim to ensure that we nurture students who can participate fully and positively in a democratic, modern Britain.
At The Hart School, we promote the fundamental British Values through our SMSC provision, as outlined by the DfE.
We therefore aim to provide an education that enables students to:

  •  Develop personal qualities and use social skills
  • Voice their views and opinions
  • Understand communities and societies, including an understanding of the fundamental British Values
    of democracy and the rule of law
  • Develop personal values and beliefs and explore the values and beliefs of others, including the
    fundamental British Value of respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
    and for those without faith.
  • Understanding and Appreciating Diversity, celebrating our multicultural British society, including
    the British Value of individual liberty
  • Developing a sense of self

On the website, you will find links to :

  • S.M.S.C. and British Values Framework
  • S.M.S.C. and British Values Planner – How we plan our S.M.S.C. provision in advance
  • A link to our S.M.S.C. social media pages with evidence of how this is being carried out during this academic year.
  • Our S.M.S.C. provision in 2016 – 2017

SMSC Framework

Plan, Promote, Celebrate, Evaluate.

We plan our SMSC provision in advance to ensure that our promotion and delivery is robust and
comprehensive. The planning is shared via the SMSC Calendar on the school website. We also
celebrate students’ engagement in SMSC activities through the school’s SMSC social media page and
all staff are asked to celebrate the SMSC provision in their lessons.

SMSC Framework

The Hart School S.M.S.C. Calendar

You will see that the S.M.S.C. provision of our students is planned monthly in our calendar. To see a copy of this, please click the link below.

How to use the tracker

  • Microsoft Office Excel is required to read the document below.
  • The boxes are colour-coded to correspond with the strands within S.M.S.C. You can see these at the top of the tracker.
  • When you hover over each coloured box with your cursor, you can see details as to how the students will be meeting each strand.
  • Written in the box you will see which year group(s) will engage in this activity.
  • You can use the tabs along the bottom of the tracker to see the previous term’s activities.

SMSC Autumn 2017 Calendar

S.M.S.C. Provision 2016 – 2017

Below you will find a link to our S.M.S.C. Tracker for 2016 – 2017.

How to use the tracker

  • Microsoft Office Excel is required to read the document below.
  • When you hover over each coloured box with your cursor, you can see details as to how the students will be meeting each strand.
  • Written in the box you will see which year group(s) will engage in this activity.
  • You can use the tabs along the bottom of the tracker to see the different areas of S.M.S.C.

SMSC Provision 2016-2017

SMSC @TheHartSchool

In November, Rich Cottell performed to our students, singing about Diversity and Equality. The students were very engaged with his performance and had a clear appreciation for his views and experiences. Rich said: "The students on the day were mature but also didn't lack the confidence to get involved, which is a great mix." ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

In November, Rich Cottell performed to our students, singing about Diversity and Equality. The students were very engaged with his performance and had a clear appreciation for his views and experiences. Rich said: The students on the day were mature but also didnt lack the confidence to get involved, which is a great mix.

An outstanding performance from our student in year 8 who had a unique opportunity to learn about African drumming and dance, exploring their meaning and cultural significance. Well done to all involved!

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African Drum and Dance Workshop

Here is the final piece from our Y8 African Drumming Workshop last week. This was practiced and turned around into a performance in just 1 day! Well done to all involved.

“Many thanks for inviting myself and Maitre Samsou to host drum and dance workshops at The Hart School, I must say that it's so refreshing to have a school that is so focussed on providing opportunities for performing arts and music students” – David Joliba and Maitre Samsou
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3 months ago

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A huge congratulations to our fantastic Year 9 who raised an impressive £939.60 for Katharine House Hospice. A fantastic way of our students learning about the importance of contributing to the local community and how to work together as a team! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

A huge congratulations to our fantastic Year 9 who raised an impressive £939.60 for Katharine House Hospice. A fantastic way of our students learning about the importance of contributing to the local community and how to work together as a team!

Fantastic to welcome David Middleton to the Upper School this morning. He is helping the year 10 students with planning their charity fundraising day. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Fantastic to welcome David Middleton to the Upper School this morning. He is helping the year 10 students with planning their charity fundraising day.

Entries are now being accepted for the Year 7 and 8 Shakespeare Competition. This encourages our students to further understand the society and culture of the Elizabethan period as well as the context for Shakespeare's plays! Let's get competing! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Entries are now being accepted for the Year 7 and 8 Shakespeare Competition. This encourages our students to further understand the society and culture of the Elizabethan period as well as the context for Shakespeares plays! Lets get competing!

We have been exploring the ways in which our curriculum supports the development in SMSC. We started by asking the Humanities faculty to share some examples! Here is some evidence from Mrs Edwards whose students have been showing an appreciation of the cultural diversity of the different people they study and showing respect for different faiths. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

We have been exploring the ways in which our curriculum supports the development in SMSC. We started by asking the Humanities faculty to share some examples! Here is some evidence from Mrs Edwards whose students have been showing an appreciation of the cultural diversity of the different people they study and showing respect for different faiths.

Mr Hamley shared the understanding of others’ experiences and lives through an exploration of a flooding of the coastline in Greece. Students explored the causes, the impact on the citizens and also the physical impacts on the geography of the area. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Mr Hamley shared the understanding of others’ experiences and lives through an exploration of a flooding of the coastline in Greece. Students explored the causes, the impact on the citizens and also the physical impacts on the geography of the area.

Mr Brindley shared some fantastic work that students have been completing surrounding their social understanding of the world. They were asked to explore the qualities of a leader and then related this to the claimants of the throne in a crucial part of British society. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Mr Brindley shared some fantastic work that students have been completing surrounding their social understanding of the world. They were asked to explore the qualities of a leader and then related this to the claimants of the throne in a crucial part of British society.

Mrs Hilton shared that her students have been completing a mini research project to answer the question ‘Are couples becoming more equal?’ They have been exploring gender roles and how these have developed or changed over time. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Mrs Hilton shared that her students have been completing a mini research project to answer the question ‘Are couples becoming more equal?’ They have been exploring gender roles and how these have developed or changed over time.

Miss Porter shared how students are developing their spiritual understanding of the world as well as their moral understanding of right and wrong through studying the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Miss Porter shared how students are developing their spiritual understanding of the world as well as their moral understanding of right and wrong through studying the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

Mr Beddows shared how students are developing their moral understanding through a study of William the Conqueror and their spiritual understanding of other beliefs and experiences. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Mr Beddows shared how students are developing their moral understanding through a study of William the Conqueror and their spiritual understanding of other beliefs and experiences.

A fantastic example of our students developing their appreciation and understanding of other cultures in a practical way. Well done to all involved!

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African Drumming Workshop

Today has been an exciting day in the music department, with the wonderful African Drummers visiting school and running workshops. Have a look for yourselves!
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3 months ago

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A fantastic opportunity for our students to grow confidence and problem solving skills! Well done guys!Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Students from Years 9 and 10 went on a hike on Sunday, and walked for 4 hours and 8.5 miles across Cannock Chase, in the pouring rain and freezing cold!

The students used OS maps and did some 6-figure grid referencing to navigate their own way across the Chase to our meeting point.

Well done team, great work!!
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4 months ago

A fantastic opportunity for our students to grow confidence and problem solving skills! Well done guys!

A wonderful Christmassy Headline from our team at The Hart of Rugeley. Well done to our fabulous team, many of whom are new. We have writers from year seven upwards and they have done a fantastic job adapting their writing to suit the publication. Well done all!

Read it online:

www.hartschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/CET_The_Hart_3.pdf
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4 months ago

A wonderful Christmassy Headline from our team at The Hart of Rugeley. Well done to our fabulous team, many of whom are new. We have writers from year seven upwards and they have done a fantastic job adapting their writing to suit the publication. Well done all! 

Read it online: 

http://www.hartschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/CET_The_Hart_3.pdf

A delightful reflection on the meaning of this time of year lead by Head of Year 7, Miss Knight. A delightful way to reflect on charity and friendship and how Christmas reflects this. Congratulations Year 7 for having completed a whole term at The Hart School! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

A delightful reflection on the meaning of this time of year lead by Head of Year 7, Miss Knight. A delightful way to reflect on charity and friendship and how Christmas reflects this. Congratulations Year 7 for having completed a whole term at The Hart School!

This morning Year 9 welcomed David Middleton into their assembly who came to talk to them about Katharine House Hospice. They are fundraising for the charity on 30th November and really enjoyed learning more about the charity and how it helps people in the local community. Thank you to David for his excellent assembly! ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

This morning Year 9 welcomed David Middleton into their assembly who came to talk to them about Katharine House Hospice. They are fundraising for the charity on 30th November and really enjoyed learning more about the charity and how it helps people in the local community. Thank you to David for his excellent assembly!
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