Great Sampford Primary School

small enough to care, big enough to inspire

SMSC

SMSC (spirtual, social, moral and cultural) is central to the development of the pupils in our school. The planned programme is designed to help pupils deal with the difficult moral, social and health-related issues that arise in their lives and in society. It also helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need live confident, healthy, independent lives and individuals, parents, workers and members of society.

SMSC is an integral part of the curriculum although, when necessary it is also taught as a discrete subject. It is principally delivered by the Class Teacher but this provision will also be augmented by the use of specialsit speakers and agencies such as the School Nurse, the local emergency services, Crucial Crew and a representative from the local judiciary. 

Outside the taught programme, SMSC is inherent within all aspects of school life, such as assemblies, registration time, Class and School Councils, the Healthy Schools and Healthy Eating Initiatives and the Every Child Matters agenda.

We have been awarded our Healthy School status. 

Our principle aims are to:

  • Enable children to develop knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live confident, healthy, independent lives, as individuals, parents, workers and members of society.
  • To ensure all children feel valued members, of not only their class but also the wider school community.
  • To generate a good understanding and sense of ownership of their own safety and well-being in the school and wider environment.

The school is really proud of its caring ethos and the children demonstrate this commitment to helping those who are less fortunate than themselves by various fund-raising events they hold over the course of the year. In 2015/16 the children and staff raised in excess of £2,500 for a wide variety of causes including: Comic Relief, Children in Need, The Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Trust Fund and Breast Cancer Now.