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Spirtual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development at Rockbeare (SMSC)

At Rockbeare C of E Primary School, we aim to promote and develop the children’s personal development through a whole-school ethos and our Christian values, exposure to new experiences and ideas, and personalised support  for individual pupils.  We help children to express themselves fluently and grammatically, as they explore the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural curriculum and engage in classroom discussions and activities.  We endeavour to develop inner discipline and encourage children to make up their own minds and be ready to accept responsibility for their choices and actions.  We use SMSC to encompass all opportunities for  personal development and include: PSHE teaching and learning; RSHE teaching and  learning; exploration of life within Modern Britain and our British Values; wider school opportunities; community and parish involvement; collective worship opportunities; the RE curriculum; and recognition of significant national and global events and dates. We understand that  providing opportunities for the children’s personal development is absolutely vital for their development, both academically and within their communities. We have a holistic approach to ensure that we support all aspects of the children’s development. We ensure children develop a knowledge and understanding of themselves personally, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.  Individual needs are responded to within our pastoral approach and further needs are assessed and supported by our SENCO.  We have links with the NHS Mental Health Support Team and other Early Help organisations.


At Rockbeare C of E Primary School, we believe that the health, happiness and wellbeing of each individual is paramount to their personal development, academic progress and next steps in life. We have a PSHE curriculum that filters throughout our daily school lives and addresses the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of all learners. 


The information and resources in this section of our school website are intended to provide information and support, offer ideas and share activities, for both pupils and their families.  There is also information about other agencies and support organisations that you may find useful.


Balance is a feeling derived from being whole and complete; it's a sense of harmony. It is essential to maintaining quality in life and work - Joshua Osenga