Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education is the term used to embrace the broader dimension of the curriculum. It ranges from teaching in RE and citizenship through to sex and relationship education and a wide range of extra-curricular and out-of-school activities. At King Street we believe these vital dimensions of life and growth should be present across the entire curriculum.
Our school promotes tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles through our purpose, values, motto and golden rules. These elements run through our curriculum and indeed all that we do.
We have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. We value the importance of the current Ousted guidance to:
“ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain”
We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all this are a range of curriculum topics which have strong links to British History.
Each year we celebrate Remembrance Day commemorations where children purchase poppies and a two minutes silence is held.
Through our Rights Respecting ethos we aim to develop our children into global citizens and we also support many charities. Recently we have supported the UNICEF ‘Day for Change’ and have written to our local MP to ask her to support us in our quest to raise the profile of the importance of education for all children around the world as part of the Send My Friend to School Campaign. We are even supporting the ‘Toilet Twinning’ project. Look out for our next charity or campaigning event. Find out more by clicking on our 'Rights Respecting' page and look at the Gallery to see pictures and videos from our SMSC Events!
Also, please feel free to ask the class teacher to show you the SMSC floor book. This is a special book which each class has, which evidences our SMSC learning throughout the year.