Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural


Our SMSC Policy

What is SMSC?


What is SMSC?

At Magna Academy we are dedicated to developing the whole student. We want to help our students grow into responsible and positive members of the community.  We believe the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development of our students is a central part of our purpose, along with ensuring excellent standards in the classroom.

Our mission is to make sure SMSC is developed through a whole school approach, through the taught curriculum, the pastoral and assembly programme and through trips, visits and the enrichment programme. The main focus of 2014-15 is to extend our provision and build on the great work already taking place in many areas of the academy. We will make sure that students are clear that SMSC is not just something that is ‘taught’ but also something that is ‘caught’ through their active membership in the academy community.

How are we going to develop SMSC in our students?

  • Provide students with the opportunity to work independently and show that they can be self-reliant learners.
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Encourage students to actively participate and engage in lessons.
  • Provide the opportunity for students to reflect and develop thinking skills.
  • Encourage students to display consideration, cooperation, courtesy and respect to their peers and to staff.
  • Provide students with opportunities to be creative and develop a fascination for subjects/topics.

SMSC stands for:

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural.

All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC. Students are marked on ability and willingness.

Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.

Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

Assemblies at Magna Academy: 2018-2019 Academic Year

Pastoral Programmes