Providing for Pupils’ SMSC Development: Identify opportunities and implement a whole school strategy

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Providing for Pupils’ SMSC Development
RRP£46.80
Offer Price£39.00
Phase: 
Primary, Secondary
ISBN: 
9781907567711
Published: 
Apr 2013

Introduction

‘All National Curriculum subjects provide opportunities to promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.’

DfE, 2011

Do you know what Ofsted are looking for in terms of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development? And, more significantly, how this might work in practice? Your school is no doubt already providing for pupils’ SMSC development in numerous ways – the trick is to be clear about what these are and what you are doing to foster it further.

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Benefits

Providing for Pupils' SMSC Development will enable you to:

  • understand what is meant by pupils’ SMSC development
  • audit your current provision
  • plan a whole-school strategy over time
  • consider what opportunities for development in each of the four strands could look like in your school
  • evaluate the impact of your provision.

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Summary of contents

This guide will show you how to:

  • recognise  what is meant by pupils’ SMSC development
  • identify opportunities to promote different elements
  • put a whole-school strategy in place
  • evaluate the impact of your provision.

This guide includes:

  • examples of what SMSC development could look like in your school
  • examples of how to evaluate your provision
  • a suggested two-year action plan
  • a template for auditing your current provision.

Chapter breakdown

Section 1: Origins and Definitions

Understand what is meant by SMSC development and how it has been presented in the curriculum over time

This section will equip you with:

  • essential understanding of what SMSC is (and is not) and how it has worked as part of the curriculum over time.

Section 2: Spiritual Development

An overview of pupils’ spiritual development

This section will enable you to:

  • understand what is meant by pupils’ spiritual development
  • recognise what it might look like in school
  • consider some ways in which you might promote spiritual development
  • know how to evaluate the impact of your provision.

Section 3: Moral Development

An overview of pupils’ moral development

This section will enable you to:

  • understand what is meant by pupils’ moral development
  • recognise what it might look like in school
  • consider some ways in which you might promote moral development
  • know how to evaluate the impact of your provision.

Section 4: Social Development

An overview of pupils’ social development

This section will enable you to:

  • understand what is meant by pupils’ social development
  • recognise what it might look like in school
  • consider some ways in which you might promote social development
  • know how to evaluate the impact of your provision.

Section 5: Cultural Development

An overview of pupils’ cultural development

This section will enable you to:

  • understand what is meant by pupils’ cultural development
  • recognise what it might look like in school
  • consider some ways in which you might promote cultural development
  • know how to evaluate the impact of your provision.

Section 6: Leading SMSC Development

An overview of how you might lead SMSC development across your school

This section will enable you to:

  • understand what you need to do to lead SMSC development across the school
  • plan strategically for promoting pupils’ SMSC development over time
  • know how to audit your provision.

Details

Only available as an eBook

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