SMSC: Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education
At Tadcaster Grammar School we are proud to promote social and cultural difference, and embrace opportunities to develop students sense of morality. This underpins our ‘Culture of Excellence’. Students in all year groups experience a full and rich curriculum both inside and outside the classroom that supports the development of SMSC.
Spiritual development of students is about an ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values.
Moral development of students is about their ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and readily apply this in their own lives.
Social development of students is about their use of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with students from different backgrounds. This includes volunteering, cooperating with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively. It is also about acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy.
Cultural development of students is about their appreciation and respect for the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others. It is also about developing their willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities.
For more information please contact Ros Knapton (Assistant Headteacher)