Parents, teachers, government, inspectors and children all agree that school is about far more than learning the curriculum. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development is the term used to embrace this broader dimension. It ranges from teaching RE and citizenship through to sex and relationship education and a wide range of extra-curricular and out-of-school activities. Importantly these vital dimensions of life and growth should be present across the entire curriculum
SMSC Online is a support website for the integration of spiritual, moral, social and cultural values across all aspects of school life.
We will inform, encourage and inspire you in your teaching - by providing ideas, advice and access to a wealth of resources.
Our online directory extends beyond SMSC to include providers of resources that teachers sometimes find it hard to find, for example – venues for school outings, music teachers, sports coaches, and much more.
The Pilgrim’s Progress remains in the top 3 most published books in the world and is part of our local, national and Christian heritage. It is a book that never fails to engage and inspire pupils whether taught as part of a history, literacy or RE curriculum. The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Curriculum for Schools has been written using over 20 years of experience teaching The Pilgrim’s Progress in a variety of contexts. It includes comprehensive background information for teachers, ideas for ‘Using The Pilgrim’s Progress in Schools’ across a range of subject areas including the ‘Creative Curriculum’, a detailed 10 week ‘Suggested RE Scheme of Work’ covering KS1 and lower and upper KS2, resource information and a frieze for classroom display to aid imagination and discussion. It is a resource, like the book it is based on, that is both universal and timeless - a resource not just for every school, but for every teacher.