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Orchard School Bristol

SMSC (Spiritual .. Moral .. Social .. Cultural)

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SMSC development is at the heart of the school’s work, equipping our students with the skills to participate in the school and wider community as responsible, open-minded and confident citizens in the 21st Century. We aspire to excellence, personal fulfilment and mutual respect through effective learning for all. 


At Orchard School, SMSC is embedded in our vision and core values, aiming to inspire today and empower for life. It is promoted through our curriculum, extra-curricular opportunities and PSHE, assembly and tutor programmes. SMSC provision is designed to support our Prevent Duty, which is described in our Safeguarding Policy.


SMSC refers to:


  •  Explore beliefs and experience
  •  Respect faiths, feelings and values
  •  Enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world
  •  Use imagination and creativity
  • · Reflect on your experiences.


  • Recognise right and wrong
  • Respect the law
  • Understand consequences
  • Investigate moral and ethical issues
  • Offer reasoned views.


  • Use a range of social skills
  • Participate in the local community
  • Appreciate diverse viewpoints
  • Participate, volunteer and cooperate
  • Resolve conflict
  • Engage with the British values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


  • Appreciate cultural influences
  • Appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system
  • Participate in culture opportunities
  • Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.