SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development in schools.
Chilton strives for the thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Spiritual: Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Moral: Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social: Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.”
One of our Learning Powers is ‘Diversity’ and this goes hand in hand with our school value of 'Respect' and our fundamental British Values. We actively seek to explore, exploit and celebrate what makes each and every one an individual. We believe that learning about each other in this way builds understanding and respect. It teaches us how to navigate and understand the world in which we live. It teaches us to build friendships and manage relationships. Diversity teaches us about people and culture, it broadens our horizons, builds aspiration and leads us down amazing paths of discovery.
We explore Diversity, SMSC and British Values in a number of ways:
Assemblies: Whilst our assemblies are broadly Christian, all religions are explored, compared and contrasted. We endeavour to discuss world events both past and present and we learn about important figures who have fought for equality with courage and the impact these individuals have had upon the world.
International Primary Curriculum: A key element of the IPC is internationalism. In every topic, learning is placed in to a global context.
Values Weeks: Our values weeks put a culture of respect, equality, courage and kindness at the forefront of everything we do. We explore each of the values at school level but also make links to wider society and life beyond school. In term 5, we focus on a project called ‘Good to be Me’ where we learn about what has contributed to who we are and develop our cultural awareness.
Religious Education Curriculum: RE is taught in blocks at the start of every term. We learn about religions but also from them – making links to our own experiences and lives.
The whole curriculum: We look for exciting, involving and engaging learning activities in every curriculum area. Teachers are enthused and motivated to seek out memorable learning experiences. We use our outdoor spaces, trips to the local community and further afield and invite visitors to school to enrich and diversify learning.
Correspondence for the Headteacher:
Mrs Kate Law
c/o Chilton Primary School,
Kent. CT11 0LQ
Contact the school office on: 01843 597695
or by fax on: 01843 852872