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    Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural (SMSC)

    Oakgrove school is committed to developing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of students and adults. We have a dedicated policy on this important aspect of the school’s work and all subject areas contribute towards it.

    In brief, Spiritual development is the development of the non-material element of the human being which animates and sustains us. It is about a sense of identity, self-worth, personal insight, meaning and purpose.

    Moral development is about the building of a framework of moral values which regulate behaviour. It is also about gaining an understanding of a range of views and the reasons for this range and developing opinions about different views.

    Social development is about students working effectively with each other and adults and participating successfully in a multi-racial, multicultural society.

    Cultural development is about students understanding their own culture and other cultures and contributing positively to living in a multi-racial, modern, democratic society.

    Spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities are identified and emphasised throughout the school’s curricular and extra-curricular activities and provision and impact are carefully monitored.