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At Parkview, SMSC underpins much of what we do. We recognise that the personal development of the children – spiritually, morally, socially and culturally – plays a significant role in their ability to learn, and to grow into well rounded members of society.

SMSC at Parkview is considered to be a ‘whole school issue’. It is promoted not only through all the subjects of the curriculum but also through the ethos of the school and through the development of positive attitudes and values. It is crucial for individual pupils and for society as a whole. It is the heart of what education is all about, helping pupils grow and develop as people.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development is cross curricular and promotes the aims and principles of the policies for PSHE, RE, Drug Education, Safeguarding, Sex and Relationships Education and Equal Opportunities. These policies all underpin the curriculum, putting the child at the centre of all we do. Staff in all subjects, make a contribution to the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development of pupils through the taught curriculum and through the use of appropriate teaching and learning strategies e.g. discussion, reflection, pupil participation, circle time, collective worship, R-time etc. The importance of all relationships between all pupils, school staff, parents, and governors is crucial. These relationships will be characterised by mutual respect, by positive attitudes, by the willingness to listen and be listened to and by the valuing of all.