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What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural and all schools in England must help their students to explore and develop these aspects of themselves. To put it simply, it’s about preparing student to live full, active lives as part of their community and in adulthood.

How does MBA deliver SMSC opportunities?

At MBA, SMSC is delivered in all subject areas through their lessons. We also offer a wide range of clubs, most of which are free, both at lunchtime and after school that students can participate in to add to their enrichment outside of the classroom. There are a wide variety of trips that students can participate in ie DoE, The Waterloo Commemorative event (see news report). 

From September 2014, students will also be participating in a co-curricular session once a fortnight, where they get to try out a new skill or hobby in a non-academic environment for a term, enhancing their SMSC development opportunities.

How does MBA track SMSC development?

Departments have clear SMSC opportunities in their SOW so that all students can develop these important skills within a supportive learning environment. Furthermore all students complete SMSC Passports to track the development of their skills through both their subjects and wider school life. 

How can my child develop their skills?

Outside of school, students can continue to develop their SMSC experiences in a variety of ways. Simple things such as watching the news and then discussing a news story with their tutor can earn them a stamp as it demonstrates that they are using their time to find out what is going on in the world. There are lots of children’s clubs that they could attend, being involved with the local youth centre events could be a great way to gain stamps, or even just writing a piece of poetry or learning an instrument could count towards their development. Taking advantage of free museums and art galleries is also a great way to help your child develop their SMSC understanding.

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