SMSC is the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the children in our school. The SMSC curriculum can be described as the “hidden curriculum” as it is in all the things that we do Dane Bank Primary School to build up children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding, thoughts and experiences.  It is not taught as a discrete lesson, rather it may be part of RE, PE, PSHE/RSE and part of the ethos of the school which children experience daily. It is woven into our behaviour expectations and our attitudes in school as well as our 6 school values: respect, empathy, responsibility, kindness, resilience and fairness.

We want to create confident, responsible, and well-rounded adults who have an aspiration for self-improvement and can compete equally with their peers in a world beyond school life. We recognise that all pupils need to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally and that it is this development that allows them to make sense of their world.

Our highly engaging curriculum helps students develop an informed and balanced view on world events, beliefs and values of others. We endeavour to prepare our students for their future and lay the foundations for them becoming respectful individuals; life-long learners and active citizens in a modern British society.

(Please view this alongside our Fundamental British Values curriculum mapping).