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Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC)

Our SMSC vision:


SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development) is promoted across the entire school curriculum and all aspects of school life. It is our vision to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to develop an understanding of right and wrong; an appreciation of the Arts in all their forms; and to practise the skills and attitudes required for them to participate fully in a democratic society.

The school's thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well-being enables pupils to thrive.


Spiritual Development:

  • Yattendon pupils know that we are spiritual beings and understand that this is the way that God has made us.
  • Yattendon pupils are able to be reflective about their own and other’s beliefs (religious or otherwise) that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for uniqueness, different people’s faiths, feelings, values and choices.
  • Yattendon pupils have a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • Yattendon pupils use imagination and creativity in their learning across the curriculum
  • Yattendon pupils are willing and able to reflect on their experiences and to identify appropriate next steps

Moral Development:

  • Yattendon pupils are inspired by the teachings of Jesus to make good choices.
  • Yattendon pupils are able to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily applying this understanding in their own lives and, in doing so, respecting the civil and criminal laws of England
  • Yattendon pupils have an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and are able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.
  • Social Development:
  • Yattendon pupils live out our Christian vision through positive relationships both in school and their wider community
  • Yattendon pupils can use a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Yattendon pupils are willing to participate in a variety of community and social settings, including volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • Yattendon pupils accept and engage with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will enable them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.


Cultural Development:


  • Yattendon pupils are given a wide range of opportunities to explore Christianity in all its forms around the world.
  • Yattendon pupils understand and appreciate the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • Yattendon pupils are aware of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • Yattendon pupils understand the importance of online safety
  • Yattendon pupils are willing to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • Yattendon pupils have an interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities
  • Yattendon pupils understand and appreciate a wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others


Chinese New Year

Worship Workshops

Christianity around the world

COINS (Christian Outreach in Newbury Schools)