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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development - SMSC

At Ingatestone Infant School we recognise that the personal development of our pupils plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve their full potential. Therefore the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) enrichment of all of our pupils is at the heart of our school’s ethos. SMSC supports, expresses and reinforces the aims and values at Ingatestone Infant School, valuing all children and staff equally and as individual.  We are highly committed to SMSC enrichment and therefore ensure it is embedded into our curriculum and all aspects of school life. 

Ingatestone Infant School Ofsted Report 2011

Pupils say they feel extremely safe, and this view is reflected by parents and carers in their responses to the Ofsted survey.   

In class, their behaviour makes a strong contribution to their enjoyment of learning. They show excitement and curiosity when confronted with new challenges. Regular feedback from adults ensures that they are fully involved in their own learning. As a matter of course, pupils reflect on their learning and help others to review their work as well.

The pupils’ day is enriched by a whole school aerobics session with staff participating. Pupils thoroughly enjoy and value this short burst of energy


SMSC in our school


Our School Definition of Spiritual development:

“At Ingatestone Infant School we are thoughtful and reflective about our own ideas and the ideas and beliefs of others. We are full of wonder and curiosity about the world around us.  Staff and pupils alike strive to develop an environment in which mutual respect is fostered.” 


Our School Definition of Social development:

“At Ingatestone Infant School we are learning how to communicate appropriately to different people in different places.” 


Our School Definition of Moral development:

“At Ingatestone Infant School we are learning about the difference between right and wrong.  We are respectful of what other people think and we understand that our actions have consequences.” 


Our School Definition of Cultural development:

“At Ingatestone Infant School we enjoy learning about people who live near us and far away in Britain and the World.” 

For more information please click the image to view our SMSC policy.



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