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SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) and Assemblies

What is SMSC?

At Connaught Junior School SMSC is at the core of all we do. The purpose of promoting SMSC is to ensure that Connaught Junior School children are encouraged to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness and to begin to make personal decisions and choices which reflect this development. Opportunities for the children to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally are provided throughout the curriculum, during learning sessions, in assemblies, at lunch time, playtime and extra-curricular activities.

The Connaught Junior School ethos is founded on teaching the whole child through our Creative Curriculum and the core values of being Confident, Caring and Committed particularly recognising the uniqueness and worth of each individual member of the school, both children and adults alike.

As our vision and values clearly state, At Connaught we believe passionately in developing the whole child through inspirational teaching coupled with a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. At the heart of our school are our three core values. These underpin everything that we strive to achieve for our pupils, staff, parents and community.

  • To be committed learners who enjoy learning, make outstanding progress and achieve.
  • To be confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • To be caring citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

We aim to develop enquiring and lively minds as well as the knowledge and core skills to enable children to thrive in an ever changing world.   Our curriculum actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and those of no faith.’

Please find on this page and via links, ways that we make SMSC provision for the children at our school.