Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural
SMSC education at St James Junior School aims to mirror the DCSF guidelines (2004).
How do we seek to develop these areas?
• Spiritual & Moral development is through: Philosophy, quiet time, Scripture, PSHE, Assemblies, School services, the School virtues and rules, and our School Motto.
• Social & Cultural development is through: Community service, Assemblies and visiting speakers, Public Services notice board, visits, trips and the general school ethos of service and ‘love thy neighbour as thyself’.
The aim of the SMSC development in the school is to enable the children to discover more about themselves and others, to understand the difference between right and wrong and to respect the law, to develop self esteem and confidence; and learn how to act appropriately for their own happiness and that of others. We encourage the children to show initiative, take responsibility and contribute to the local and global communities. We also give the children a wide knowledge of public institutions and services in England and a respect for their own and other cultures through the many and varied trips and Assembly topics.
An appreciation of belonging to one human family and the ability to serve others in a spirit of unity is of central importance to the work of the school as a whole