SMSC: Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural...

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC. As part of work in this area, it meets Article 2 for the Rights of the Child where they apply to every child without discrimination.
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the child is recognised as being of fundamental importance for the education of all children by our staff and parents of our school and it is crucial for society as a whole. We believe it is the heart of what education is all about - helping pupils grow and develop as people and effective participants in modern Britain and the world beyond. 
At BHA the promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is of paramount importance to our school and is considered to be a whole school issue. Education is not just about learning facts; it is nurturing a child’s mind so that it is free to grow. We aim to provide a peaceful school where pupils will attain the highest level of morals and behaviour within an Islamic framework, guided by its principles and teachings abiding by the principles of tolerance, fairness and respect for others and other faiths and ‘fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs’
We aim for our students to leave our school as confident, upright citizens who recognise their own self-worth as well as respecting the rights of those around them. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development 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 including: Moral Values, Islamic Values, Universal Values and British Values.


Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.


Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.