Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

At Rode Heath Primary, we promote Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural awareness through everything we do and in everything we do.

Our mission statement 'Inspiring Learning; nurturing minds; achieving for life' alongside our core values and the animals that represent these values: fairness (Penguin), teamwork (Dolphin), curiosity (Meerkat) and resilience (Loggerhead Turtle) were developed through consultation with all staff, all children and all parents. It captures who we are as a school and determines our relationships with each other in school – child to child, child to adult, adult to child and adult to adult. It is at the core of what we believe and who we are.

We have devised a yearly SMSC strategy, which aligns assemblies and class based activities together and ensures we are teaching an aspect of SMSC on a weekly basis.  This strategy was designed with the aim of ensuring complete consistency and progression across school in the teaching of: 

  • British Values
  • Safeguarding (e-safety, PANTS, stranger danger)
  • LGBT (currently Stonewall)
  • Equality and diversity
  • Anti-bullying
  • Social and emotional aspects of learning (PSHE)
  • Emotional well-being (see RSE action plan)
  • RE

All classes will follow the schedule of the SMSC strategy and will plan and deliver lessons to develop the child's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Please refer to our SMSC policy for a more in-depth look at how we teach SMSC

Contact the School

Rode Heath Primary

Heath Avenue,

Main Contact Person :
Mr Carl Leech
SENCO Contact Person :
Miss Hayley Scott

Tel: 01270 314414
Email: School E-mail Address
SENCO E-mail Address