The Outstanding World of SMSC in British Education – abridged version
SMSC is useful for us all, child, teacher, parent, citizen as it helps to develop empathy, deepen spirituality, connect people with communities and develop core values. Within a school setting it creates opportunities for pupils to learn and practise human virtues and values such as compassion, hope, faith, and forgiveness. These are all traits needed today more than ever as we are united by a global pandemic.
This abridged book is for you, it’s not really mine. I have written it to support you as a teacher, leader, and someone with a vested interest in providing outstanding SMSC in your setting. This abridged version of ‘The Outstanding World of SMSC in British Education’ is your first step and guide to give you the current context of Ofsted, SMSC within the curriculum and the over-arching benefits of SMSC..
The Outstanding World of SMSC in British Education
SMSC is useful for us all, children, teachers, parents, citizens as it helps to develop empathy, deepen spirituality, connect people with communities and develop core values. Within a school setting it creates opportunities for pupils to learn and practise human virtues and values such as compassion, hope, faith, and forgiveness. These are all traits needed today more than ever as we are united by a global pandemic.
‘The Outstanding World of SMSC in British Education’ is for you, it is not really mine. I have written it to support you as a teacher, leader, and someone with a vested interest in providing outstanding SMSC in your setting. This version of ‘The Outstanding World of SMSC in British Education’ is your complete guide to the current context of Ofsted, SMSC within the curriculum, and the over-arching benefits of SMSC.
This book will ensure you understand this mandatory inspection area and have the confidence to create and develop outstanding SMSC provision for all. Contents focus on Ofsted and the mandatory criteria of Intent, Implementation and Impact with a specific look at SMSC. There is content on the relationship between RS/RE and SMSC as most practitioners with a responsibility for SMSC are from this background. Each tenant of SMSC is developed to provide a holistic understanding. The book supports further development of this mandatory provision area by considering key actions for school leaders to take before inspection and what to include in an SMSC policy. An example of how SMSC can be incorporated into an existing curriculum is provided which supports Ofsted expectations of SMSC at ‘the heart of school provsion’. The benefits of SMSC within school life for student, teacher, school ethos and local community are also available
This complete version of “The Outstanding World of SMSC in British Education” will supplement a practical guide to incorporating meaningful and effective SMSC into your school ethos, classroom, and whole school community and will be available later this year.
So here is the first blog of my new/updated website and blog page. This blog will be focusing on me as a writer and content creator within the world of SMSC. One of the first questions I am asked is what is SMSC? SMSC stands for Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural...
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually. On this day, all those involved strive to make the world a better place by promoting good deeds, celebrating positivity and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations. Kindness is entirely inclusive...
So today one is often found thinking, What’s good about February? Christmas is well in the past and it is still dark in the mornings and evenings, and it is probably raining too. We are often still in hibernation mode waiting for Spring, but whilst we wait for brighter climes and time outside there is still time to focus on the inside of the home and enjoy our familiar surroundings
January is seen by many as the hardest month. Is January as hard as we think? In Western culture we are coming down from an almost month of fun and festivities but alongside that January brings us an expectation that there is a full year ahead to look forward to plan...
I am sure I share the wish that home-schooling is behind us and that with hybrid-learning still part of our reality for the time being at least, it is time to move forward, make plans that can come to fruition and deliver a curriculum that is worthy of our time and effort and that students can benefit from.
There is also the challenge of living in a world where credence is placed on the abundance of material goods. Hashe Lais who wrote for The Independent in 2017 wrote: ‘Our mental health breakdown comes from overlooking a key contributing factor; our spiritual vacuum and insatiable materialism.’
I feel that we are in that in between stage that happens four times a year and is symbolised by the change of season. We are midway between warm days and cold evenings and cold days and cold evenings. There is a gradual adaptation of this change and our senses are fully piqued during the process.
The mean feature of my SMSC work, blog, book, guest on podcast, creating resources, training and discussion is centred around the mantra Community ~ Love ~ Collaboration. At its heart, it means that working together with others with the shared goal to enhance tolerance and understanding and therefore peace and harmony, The concept of community greets us every day in every situation so is always relevant.
Hi Hayley, thank you for your help. It would be great if your give me any suggestions for the the 3 ‘I’ statements. I am not 100% sure where to start if I am honest!