'Bringing out the best in everyone.' 'Encourage one another and build each other up' 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development is the over-arching umbrella that encompasses personal development across the whole curriculum.

Tilston Parochial Primary School will provide opportunities for students to:


  • Use their imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Gain an understanding of feelings and emotions and their likely impact
  • Explore beliefs, religious or otherwise and respect for different people’s beliefs and values
  • Experience moments of stillness and reflection
  • Reflect on, consider and celebrate the wonders and mysteries of life
  • Develop curiosity in their learning
  • Foster an enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • Prepare themselves for the challenges of independent living


  • Recognise the unique value of each individual
  • Listen and respond appropriately to the views of others
  • Take initiative and act responsibly with consideration for others
  • Make appropriate and informed decisions and choices
  • Show respect for the environment
  • Manage their own behaviours
  • Develop and apply an understanding of right and wrong in their school life and life outside school.
  • Understand the of consequence of their actions


  • Develop a positive self-image and an awareness of their rights and responsibilities
  • Learn to be effective communicators (including the use of augmentative systems) necessary for living and working together
  • Help others in school and the wider community
  • Develop personal qualities valued in society e.g. honesty, consideration, independence and self-respect
  • Exercise leadership and responsibility
  • Form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships
  • Take part in a range of activities requiring social skills · Work co-operatively and collaboratively


  • Recognise the value and richness of cultural diversity in Britain
  • Develop an understanding of Britain’s local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions
  • Extend their cultural awareness through visits and residential trips
  • Respond positively to a range of artistic, sporting and other cultural opportunities provided by the school

Tilston Parochial Primary School, Church Road, Tilston Malpas Cheshire, SY14 7HB