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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:

  • 90% of parents and carers agreed or strongly agreed that their child is happy in school   - Parent Questionnaire 2023
  • 87% of parents and carers agreed or strongly agreed that their child feels safe at school - Parent Questionnaire 2023
  • 90% of pupils agreed or strongly agreed that they felt safe at school - Pupil Questionnaire 2023
  • 70% of parents and carers agreed or strongly agreed that the school supports wider personal development (15% didn't know) - Parent Questionnaire 2023
  • 89% of KS2 pupils say that school encourages everyone to treat each other with respect.  (Health and Wellbeing Survey 2022

To see how we are developing SMSC at Cononley School, please click the links below: