At The Hart School, we recognise that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC) is delivered as golden thread through all curriculum areas and in every aspect of school life.
SMSC Education is broadly split into four areas:
Spiritual: exploring beliefs and experiences; respecting values; discovering oneself and the surrounding world; using imagination and creativity; reflection.
Moral: recognising right and wrong; understanding consequences; investigating moral and ethical issues; offering reasoned views.
Social: using social skills in different contexts; working well with others; resolving conflicts; understanding how communities work.
Cultural: appreciating cultural influences; participating in cultural opportunities; understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity.
The Hart School promotes SMSC development of our students through a variety of ways including:
In addition to the above, all Faculty Directors have audited their curriculum at Key Stage 3 and have identified additional opportunities to develop students’ experiences outside of the classroom through topic specific trips, educational visits, guest speakers, business and workplace experiences and other relevant activities such as theatre trips, cinema experiences, opera visits and concerts. Each curriculum area aims to provide at least one of the above experiences, directly related to a topic being studied, for each year group, each academic year.