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Spiritual Moral Social & Cultural Development

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John Chilton School regards SMSC as a core entitlement for all pupils. It is embedded in the culture of the school, the whole curriculum, assemblies, celebrations and family events. It is modelled by staff and pupils and provided in all formal and informal settings. Teaching provides opportunities for reflection on learning, ideas, opinions and behaviour. The bespoke curriculum has been developed to motivate pupils, encourage them to imagine and enquire and cultivate a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.

Throughout the school pupils are encouraged and assisted to debate, discuss and defend their own and other’s points of view, including moral issues of appropriate use of the internet, social media sites and mobile phones. Relationships and emotions are explored to support the pupils in developing self-knowledge and how to build supportive and appropriate connections with others. The school promotes a wide range of creative and cultural enrichment activities. We welcome visitors from a variety of backgrounds including art, music, ballet, opera and theatre and enhance the pupils’ experiences through visits.

The school is proud to celebrate and appreciate differences whilst confronting and challenging prejudice.

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OFSTED November 2018

Some pupils have school-wide responsibilities, such as wheelchair and lift buddies. Having these roles adds to pupils’ growing sense of responsibility and independence.

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