Parklee Community Primary School

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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC):

SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.  Here at Parklee, we ensure that pupils’ SMSC development is weaved throughout our curriculum.


Children are provided with the opportunities to explore and share the wide-ranging beliefs, values and experiences of themselves and others, who live in modern Britain.  Through imagination and creative learning, children thrive spiritually; developing their curiosity and respect for others.  This equips them to become active citizens in school; our local community and in wider society.   

  • We explore the beliefs and experiences of others
  • We respect all faiths, feelings and values
  • We enjoy learning about ourselves, others and the wider world
  • We use our imagination, creativity and practice reflection.


Children learn to develop their understanding of right and wrong, and the positive and negative consequences that come as a result of their actions and behaviour.  Children learn about the civil and criminal law of England, and the importance of following rules.  They are encouraged to develop an interest in having their own views on moral and ethical issues, whilst learning how to appreciate that these may differ from others’. 

  • We recognise right and wrong and respect the law
  • We understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.
  • We understand Equality and that those with protected chatracteristics  must not be discriminated against or treated unfairly.


Collaboration and active engagement in learning is at the heart of our community.  Positive interaction and communication enables pupils to thrive.  Pupils also access wide-ranging and thoughtful community links, which allows them to develop an awareness of self-worth through engaging and cooperating with others.  This, in turn, actively promotes respect and tolerance for others and their contrasting viewpoints.    

  • Using a range of social skills we engage with and participate in the local community
  • We appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate
  • We resolve conflict
  • We engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


Children are involved in exploring cultural influences and different ways of life.  They learn how to be respectful, fair and tolerant of others’ differences which enables them to become active citizens of Modern British society.  Our curriculum provides children with a variety of opportunities to participate and positively respond to a range of artistic, musical, sporting and cultural learning activities.  Pupils also learn about Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain, through events that are relevant to themselves and their community.

  • We appreciate cultural influences
  • We appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system
  • We participate in culture opportunities
  • We understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

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Parklee Community Primary School

Wardour Street, Atherton, Manchester M46 0AR

Mrs Dawn Roper - Headteacher

Miss Rebecca Wood – Deputy Headteacher & SENDCO

01942 874203 |

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