At Stanton Vale, we ensure that SMSC is an aspect of learning that is present in lessons, across the curriculum and behaviour in school.  To ensure a consistent approach to delivery of SMSC we:

Encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and understand how they can contribute positively to the wider community.

Enable our pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Enable our pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England.


Spiritual development is evident in pupil’s:

  • Beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s feelings and values
  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible.
  • Use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Willingness to reflect on their experiences.

Exploring the world around them

Exploring our local environment

Developing our own sense of creativity


Moral development is evident in pupil’s:

  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives
  • Understanding of the consequences of their actions
  • Interest in investigating, and offering reasoned views about, moral and ethical issues.

Developing a sense of empathy

Knowing Right from Wrong

Supporting eachother


Social development is evident in pupil’s:

  • Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • Interest in, and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels.

Sharing Experiences

Taking part in enrichment

Supporting charities through enterprise



Cultural development is evident in pupil’s:

  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage
  • Willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities
  • Interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.


Exploring music from around the world

Taking part in Mathematics

Visiting our local community