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At Cononley Primary School we develop SMSC through our curriculum in all subjects, and particularly in R.E. (Religious Education) PHSE (Personal, Health, Social & Economic Education). SMSC is also developed through extra-curricular and enrichment activities and supported by our school vision and values. Here is a summary of the concepts and skills which are developed in SMSC: 

Spiritual Development:

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

Moral Development:

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

Social Development:

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.

Cultural Development:

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

Impact of SMSC at Cononley Primary School:

  • 100% of parents and carers agreed or strongly agreed that their child is happy in school   - Parent Questionnaire 2020
  • 100% of parents and carers agreed or strongly agreed that their child feels safe at school - Parent Questionnaire 2020
  • 94% of parents and carers agreed or strongly agreed that the school supports wider personal development (6% didn't know) - Parent Questionnaire 2020
  • 97% of children in KS2 feel happy at school (35% sometimes/ 62% always) Health and Well-being Survey 2019
  • 100% of KS2 children feel safe at school (12% sometimes/ 88% always) Health and Well-being Survey 2018
  • KS2 Anti Bullying Questionnaire July 2019: 96% said that they felt very safe or safe in school. 93% said they felt very safe or safe on the playground.
  • KS1 Anti Bullying Questionnaire July 2019: 92% of pupils said that ‘I feel safe in school’.
  •  88% of Y5 and Y6 pupils said that in this school people with different backgrounds are valued -Health and Well-being Survey 2018
  • 94% of Y5 and Y6 pupils said that the school encourages everyone to treat each other with respect - Health and Well-being survey 2018
  • 97% of Y5 and Y6 pupils scored medium-high, high or maximum scores on the Stirling Children’s Well-being Scale - 2018
  • 82% of Y5 and Y6 pupils said that the school encourages everyone to take part in decisions - Health and Well-being Survey 2018

To see how we developed SMSC at Cononley School in 2019 to 2020, please click the links below: