SMSC Policy

The DfE has recently reinforced non-statutory advice around obligations schools have under section 78 of the Education Act (2002) which requires schools, as part of a broad & balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental & physical development of pupils at the school & of society. This guidance also relates to the requirement to actively promote fundamental British values in schools. By meeting requirements for collective worship, establishing a strong school ethos supported by effective relationships throughout the school & providing relevant activities beyond the classroom, we ensure students’ SMSC development & actively promote an understanding of British Values. At Stratton all staff are expected to model approaches that build these values with students. At Stratton Upper School we promote Spiritual , Moral, Social & Cultural education & values in a number of ways including: