SMSC Development

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development

The SIAMS Schedule asks inspectors to explore the following question:

How well the school’s staff and leaders apply their Christian vision to ensure curriculum and extra– curricular opportunities meet the academic and spiritual needs of all learners?

This Church of England guidance produced in October 2019 provides different models and case studies for spiritual development in schools.

It supports our diocesan booklet SMSC Development: a Christian perspective.

SMSC Resources


Thank you to Christine Stokes of All Angels Federation (Cloverhill VA Infant and St Michaels Junior Bowthorpe) for sharing the presentation below on SMSC:


Mental Health and Wellbeing

Nurturing the health and wellbeing of pupils and adults is essential for human flourishing. The Church of England publication Mental Health and Wellbeing guidance sets out strategies to support schools.

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