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Personal Development - To Promote a Healthy Lifestyle across our school community, encouraging:
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Cultural Capital (SMSC-BV)
  • Careers & Future Destinations
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Sustainability
The Wren Spinney curriculum is ‘DIFFERENT, NOT DIFFERENTIATED…’ and we are aware that we need to adapt the learning, so our pupils can follow the areas of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) and British Values (BV) to develop their ‘Cultural Capital’ in order to join in with events in our society. 

The holistic nature of our curriculum enables enrichment and learning activities to take place to build these skills.  Our SMSC-BV framework is aimed at developing our pupils' abilities at their own cognitive level. 

The framework is broken down into the following areas:

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

  • Spiritual Development
  • Moral Development
  • Social Development
  • Cultural Development

British Values

  • Democracy
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
  • Mutual Respect
  • Individual Liberty
  • Rule of Law

Please see the SMSC/BV framework for more details.

SMSC sits at the heart of education and enables children and young people to make appropriate choices as they encounter complex and changing circumstances in our modern society. When addressed well, SMSC development has the potential to:

  • Raise aspirations
  • Develop empathy
  • Deepen spirituality
  • Connect young people with their communities
  • Create opportunities for pupils to learn and practise human virtues
  • Instil values such as compassion, hope, faith and forgiveness
  • Develop values that challenge individuals beyond the material world

To further promote SMSC-BV opportunities, the school has a programme of events based on religious and cultural events that are celebrated locally, nationally and globally.  The events enable pupils to have opportunities that some may not be able to experience outside of school due to their needs and the support they require.  These events can be found on our Celebration Days calendar.

Please see the links for:

Photos from our Celebration Days can also be on the website in the NEWS section.

The SMSC Quality Mark

Through Young Citizens, we use a self-review tool and verification service to help audit and improve our SMSC provision.  Young Citizens is a citizenship education charity that informs, equips and inspires children and young people across the UK to be active citizens.

By assessing our existing SMSC delivery using the SMSC Quality Mark, we have the opportunity to reflect on our current provision and use that to nurture and develop future plans.  Wren Spinney is currently applying for the accreditation ‘Quality Mark’ for our SMSC curriculum.

There are 4 levels of achievement:

  • Working towards
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold.

We are currently aiming to achieve the Silver award.