What is SMSC? 

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.

SMSC at Hawksworth C of E Primary School means that:


Social development:

  • I can care about myself and other people

  • I can work with and respect other people


Moral development:

  • I can choose between what is right and wrong

  • I can understand the consequences of my choices and actions


Spiritual development:

  • I can understand what fascinates me and talk about it with others

  • I can ask ‘why’ questions

  • I can see wonder in the world


Cultural development:

  • I can be proud of who I am and where I come from

  • I can learn about and respect other peoples’ cultures