Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)
SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.
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.
Investigate and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the fundamental values of British democracy.
Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development is crucial for individual students 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.
It is an expectation at TVS that all staff, in all subjects, can and should make a contribution to the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development of pupils through the curriculum and through the use of appropriate teaching and learning strategies e.g. discussion, reflection, pupil participation, circle time, etc.
Whole School Activities for 2021-2022
Harvest Festival, charity assembly
Black History Month – All Village Library displays, Village big assemblies –Photography exhibition, Black book project
Diwali, (4th November) installation, class packs, stories, shrine- dandiya dance, Neasden Temple visits through November
Bonfire Night/Fireworks, (November 5th)
Hinduism day, (November 9th)
National Storytelling Week, Bilingual stories from our cultures January 30 - February 6.
Chinese New Year, (February 1st) Year of the Tiger, dragon dance assemblies, hall decorations, lanterns) Chinese feast day
Fairtrade Fortnight, (chocolate workshops, assemblies – fairtrade garden, fairtrade non food goods, fairtrade award) February 21st to March 6th
Shrove Tuesday, March 1st – pancake races and flipping, lent begins.
St Patrick’s Day, Purim assemblies, displays March 17th
Red Nose Day March 18th
Christian Day March 31st (Easter 17th April)
Islamic Day May 4th (Eid 2nd May 2022)
Jubilee Celebration and Street Party May 25th
Pride Month, decorations, class packs, differentiated packs available
Platinum Jubilee, whole school celebrations and contributions
Windrush Week, whole school journey project with installations, workshops and assemblies June 22nd
Wellbeing RSE PSHE Day, Monday June 27th
One World Week, whole school celebration of world culture, music of the world, cultural week
Our Special event weeks each term provide opportunities for us all to work together and involve our parents in our learning. They give opportunities to celebrate and take part in special events linked to subjects, religious festivals, important social matters and to celebrate susses and have some fun.
We believe our special events give our children opportunities for SMSC through awe and wonder, imagination, cultural awareness and creativity.