a more tolerant and diverse future
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) education concentrates on how people of different cultures, communities and societies relate to each other in order to promote a more tolerant and diverse future.
At Seva Education we support our students to develop the skills and understanding needed for them to play an active, well-informed role in their community. At the same time, we are preparing them for further education and the world of work in a rich and dynamic range of fields.
SMSC education focuses on the importance of British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
Implementation: SMSC education is embedded across Seva Education’s curriculum and tutorial program. Our dedicated team of teachers deliver distinct SMSC lessons through a program of combined Religious Studies and Citizenship, identified as Religion and Worldviews, and PSHE/RSE (Relationship and sex education).
Religion and Worldviews (RW) follows the National Curriculum, studying core beliefs of Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism, alongside non-religious world views. Pupils are encouraged to link and evaluate the impact a belief will have on a person’s actions and responses to ultimate questions. In addition, students will consider the contribution these ideas have had in shaping multi-cultural Britain and fundamental British Values. PSHE/RSE follows a recommended program of study across KS3 and KS4, which is age appropriate and in line with statutory guidance. The curriculum is suited to the needs of our students and considers our local context.
PSHE/RSE is about empowering students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make safe, healthy and informed choices about their wellbeing, bodies and relationships. We use supportive resources from the PSHE association to supplement our offer, alongside deep learning days. Further information is detailed in our school’s Sex and Relationship Education policy.
We want our students to become confident, critical thinkers; enabling them to analyse and evaluate the world around them, to make informed decisions about issues that will affect their lives, as well as those of others.
These skills will equip them well for adult life and the world of work and make them empowered citizens of the world. Further useful resources can be located here. Follow the links to the websites below: