Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development

At Nicol Mere Primary School, we aim to provide a caring environment where every child can thrive and is supported to achieve their unique and amazing potential.  As such, this means that the promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is at the heart of what we do and is everyone’s responsibility.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development is promoted not only through planned opportunities across all the subjects of our enriching curriculum, but also through the ethos and culture of the school and the development of positive attitudes and values. Whenever additional opportunities to develop SMSC occur, we seize these moments to further encourage the children’s understanding and growth. There are many examples of this:

Spiritual Development: 

•             Whole School Assemblies

•             Awe and Wonder moments

•             Lesson and Assembly Reflections

•             PSHE curriculum

•             Aspects of Keeping Ourselves Safe lessons

•             Circle Time/ discussion in class

•             RE – reflections and discussions

•             Mindfulness activities

•             Visits

•             School and Eco Council

•             Residential Visits – PGL/ Hinning House

•             Play Leaders 

For specific examples of spiritual development, click here.


Moral Development:

 •            School and Class Rules

•             E-Safety Week and Internet Safety Lessons

•             Bikeability

•             School Monitors/ Play Leaders

•             School and Eco Council

•             RE Curriculum Planning

•             Anti-Bullying Week

•             Community Police Officer visits

•             Celebration/Values Assemblies

•             Class Reward Systems

•             Whole School Charity Events

•             British Values

•             Charity Work – Shoe Box Appeal

•             NSPCC Whole School Workshops

•             Fire Safety Talks

For specific examples of moral development, click here.


Social Development:

•             Sporting Teams and Events

•             School and Eco Council Leaders, including voting in class

•             Charity Fund Raising

•             School Performances – Reception and Year 2 Christmas Performance/ Year 3 music performance/ Year 6 Leavers Assembly

•             Year 6 First Aid Training

•             Involvement in community events - Carol singing/ Choir Visits out to Griffin House

•             Year 6 Transition Days at Byrchall and Cansfield

•             Reception ‘People Who Help Us’ Day

•             Selling Poppies for the British Royal Legion - visit to Cenotaph

•             Home- School Agreement

•             PTSFA Events including Christmas Bingo and Summer Fairs

•             Attendance Awards

•             Class and School Monitors

•             PSHE curriculum

•             World Book Day

•             In-class Assembly

•             Newsletters/ School Website

•             Inter-School Challenges

For specific examples of social development, click here.


 Cultural Development:

 •             In- class Assembly – the news

•             Visits to Place of Worship – Church/ Mosque

•             Democracy Day

•             Theatre/ Orchestra Visits

•             Nativity and Easter Performances

•             Assemblies- cultural traditions

•             Remembrance Day – Y6 visit to the Cenotaph

•             French Lessons and Ambassador Visits

•             St George’s Day

•             Chinese New Year

•             RE/Geography/History/Art/Music/ Dance

•             RE – handling artefacts

For specific examples of cultural development, click here.