At Seven Hills, we recognise that the personal development of our students plays a central role in their ability to learn and achieve their full potential. As such, the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education of our students is at the heart of our Seven Hills ethos, vision and values.

At Seven Hills, all pupils access learning experiences and social environments that are rich with opportunities enabling them to explore and develop SMSC activities as follows:

Social: Development of communication and inter-personal skills; Expectations of caring attitudes towards others and themselves; Experiences of having a voice and contributing to the school community;

Moral: Understanding of right and wrong and making good choices at school and in the wider community; Awareness of their rights as an individual and responsibilities within their community;

Spiritual: Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them; Learning about and respecting different people’s feelings & values; Use of imagination and creativity in their learning; Reflecting on their experiences.

Cultural: Exploring their own and others’ values and beliefs; Understanding of their social and cultural roots; Appreciation of the diversity and richness of their own culture and the cultures of others.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

We are part of a school and local community where each person is respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race.

Cultural appreciation and development forms part of our curriculum. We place great emphasis on providing encounters and participation in events and celebrations to broaden all pupils’ experiences and awareness of others.

Assemblies help all pupils to find out about themselves and others linking their lives to the communities in which they belong. The themes cover areas such as: friendships, helping others and celebrations from a range of faiths and world events.

Pupils are encouraged to experience British culture through our curriculum themes and educational visits. For example, pupils have visited many local places and have studied British artists. As a school, we take part in many sporting activities which develop collaborative and respectful social skills.

Staff work closely with parents, careers and other professionals to ensure that the pupils at Seven Hills are happy, well cared for and enabled to learn the skills they need to live a fulfilling life as part of their community.

At Seven Hills, our students participate in a rich, diverse and inclusive range of activities that promote SMSC education. Examples include:

  • All pupils have personalised independence, communication and Relationship and Health Education ILP targets
  • School Council elections
  • Peer Mediators (including Anti-Bullying ambassadors)
  • Student Support Workers
  • Healthy Schools Ambassadors
  • Assemblies
  • RE Days
  • After School Clubs
  • Enrichment lessons
  • Tutorials
  • Post-incident learning
  • Relationship and Health Education/Relationships, Health and Sex Education curriculum
  • Creative and sports events
  • Engagements with community stakeholders e.g community police team, local MP
  • Yoga and relaxation sessions
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Learning through Play
  • Outdoor learning curriculum


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