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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) & British Values

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact


At Badgemore Primary School, we have designed our SMSC curriculum with the intent that our children will become resilient, independent, well rounded learners.

Our SMSC will ensure that Badgemore children are equipped with the necessary skills to be: successful, moral adults that live healthy lifestyles and take on opportunities beyond their horizons.

SMSC will deliver a curriculum that:

  • Enhances community and celebrates the cultural diversity within our school. 
  • Is inclusive, develops self-confidence and identifies that all our children are unique, as well as recognising their potential.
  • Encourages our children to be self-motivated, independent and resilient by developing inquiry based skills that allow them to make mistakes and learn from them.
  • Encourages the ‘4 Cs’ (collaboration, caring, critical, creative) in helping the children to become inquisitive and curious about their learning.
  • Enables each child to add a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.
  • Promotes an equal value on their physical and mental well-being and ensures they are prepared for life in modern Britain.


The curriculum is led and overseen by the curriculum leader. The leader will play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring. 

The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum follows:

  • A skills progression approach identified from the RSE curriculum and this is built upon year on year. 
  • A threaded curriculum approach which has been implemented to ensure coverage and progression in all subject areas
  • A stand-alone approach can be taken when necessary, thus ensuring that individual classes’ needs are met.
  • A teaching sequence that immerses the children with a ‘hook’/stimulus, builds inquisitive learners and debating skills and concludes with a reflection/summary.

In addition:

  • The RSE curriculum is taught in all year groups, with a particular emphasis in year 5 and 6.
  • A KS2 wellbeing survey is undertaken termly to address year group worries and concerns, then infiltrated through the SMSC curriculum for that year group.
  • The children are taught about online safety through the computing curriculum, assemblies and class discussion.


  • Less children with low self-esteem and better equipped to be resilient within a modern society.
  • Children are better aware of social media; how to be safe, utilise this productively and make good choices.
  • Children will have had opportunities to fail, as well as discuss why failure is important, so that they are more resilient to failure and view this as a positive.
  • Children will collaborate critically, creatively and with a caring approach throughout their time at Badgemore.
  • Children are better able to reflect upon their behaviour and evaluate what makes for good behaviour and what a good learner should look like; this will allow better assessment of ‘bad choices’ and how to learn from these.
  • Our children will be happy, as well as encouraging of others in and out of the classroom.
  • Confidence is instilled in Badgemore children, so that they are more likely to push themselves outside of their comfort zones.
  • Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.