SMSC

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SMSC

Establishing links between our education and the society we live in.  At Rednock we provide a wide range of planned opportunities throughout the curriculum and wider community of the school to engage with SMSC aspects.  The dynamic nature of the ever changing world is also incorperated as local, national and global events occur through the academic year which provide oppotunitites for us to develop undertstanding, make connections, challenge attitudes and reflect.

Spiritual development

Pupils’ spiritual development involves the growth of student’s sense of self, their unique potential, their understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and their will to achieve. As their curiosity about themselves and their place in the world increases, they try to answer for themselves some of life’s fundamental questions. They develop the knowledge, skills, understanding, qualities and attitudes they need to foster their own inner well being.  The term ‘spiritual’ need not be synonymous with the word ‘religious’.  We acknowledge that RE plays an important part in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, making a unique contribution to their spiritual development in particular. Discrete Rednock examples: Topic  for discussion, World Awarness days, Visiting speakers and outside agencies.

Moral development

Students  should develop the ability to make judgements about how they should behave and act and the reasons for such behaviour. They develop their knowledge, understanding , values and attitudes in relation to what is  seen to be right or wrong by our society. They are able and willing to reflect on the consequences of their actions and learn how to forgive themselves and others. Students should be encouraged to take personal responsibility for their words and actions, be expected to reject any form of bullying, discrimination or cruelty both to themselves and others. They should be helped to make appropriate choices. Discrete Rednock examples: Tutor time, Topic for discussion, student voice, charity work and volunteering, prefects, inter-community competition.

Social development

Refers to the development of the abilities and qualities that students need to aquire to play a full part in society, an understanding of the responsibilities and rights of being members of families and communities (local, national and global). Social development also relates to the growth of knowledge and understanding of society in all its aspects. Learning to lead, use initiative and individual skills and strenghts when working together.  Students display a sense of belonging and an increasing willingness to participate. Discrete Rednock examples: Trips, visits and Deep learning days (China, German exchange, ski trip…) primary liaison and vertical tutoring. Sports teams, clubs and societies.

Cultural development

Refers to the development of knowledge and understanding of differing cultural beliefs, customs and traditions.  Students develop increasing appreciation of the systems of values and attitudes which form the basis of identity and belonging within societies and groups.  ALL areas of the curriculum can be used to promote and develop cultural awareness, although the arts, music, drama and sports are often the most cited. Students will appreciate different cultures and celebrate the differences. Discrete Rednock examples: Sporting events and competition, community events, open days and  student ambassadors, working in collaboration with other schools and educational establishments, Lifeskills,  SBC exhibition , awards evenings , drama and music events, overseas trips and visits to Poland and China.