SMSC at Blackheath Primary School


Spiritual Development

Our pupils’ spiritual development is shown by their:

  • Beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s feeling and values
  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible
  • Use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Willingness to reflect on their

The way in which we promote this through extra provision: Spiritual Development

  • Our School Values
  • Our school environment
  • Behaviour recovery – reflection
  • Meditation assemblies
  • Charity days – Year group charities
  • Religious Festivals – Festival days
  • Multicultural experiences e.g Banghra dancing, Junk drumming and Samba
  • Black History Week
  • Reflection week at the end of each topic
  • Culture week
  • International links with regents International School, Dubai
  • Religious education Curriculum – visits to places of worship
  • Jigsaw Curriculum
  • Yoga
  • Peace garden
  • Buddies committee
  • Playground leader committee
  • Prefects Committee
  • Nurture therapy groups
  • Kagan Structures
  • Six Thinking hats
  • Memorable Experiences
  • Higher Order Questioning
  • Subject focus days
  • Homework menus – home learning projects
  • International Peace day


Moral Development

  • Pupils’ moral development in shown by their:
  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives
  • Understanding of the consequences of their actions
  • Interest in investigating, and offered reasoned views about, moral and ethical issues

 The way in which we promote this through extra provision:Moral Development

  • Our school Values
  • Values puppets
  • Our learning behaviours
  • Our playground behaviours
  • Chin Up therapy
  • Behaviour Recovery – reflection sheet
  • Jigsaw curriculum
  • Debating
  • School Election
  • Pupil leadership Committees – Applications, interviews, action plans
  • School Assembly themes
  • SMART code – Esafety
  • PANTS assemblies with school nurse
  • British Values week
  • Pedestrian training


Social Development

  • Pupils’ social development is shown by their:
  • Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating will with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • Interest in and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels.

The way in which we promote this through extra provision:Social Development

  • Our school Values
  • School choir – Elderly care home, ICELAND
  • Festival of Remembrance – Sandwell Council
  • Primary Futures Week
  • Oxford University
  • Skype session – International Regents School, Dubai
  • Pupil Leadership Commitees
  • World kindness Day
  • Well being and nurture therapy
  • Lego Therapy
  • Kick boxing
  • Kagan Structures
  • Memorable experiences
  • Harvest – food bank donations
  • Come dine with me
  • Children’s University
  • After School Clubs
  • Academy time


Cultural Development

Pupils’ cultural development is shown by their:

  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage
  • Willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities
  • Interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

The way in which we promote this through extra provision: Cultural Development

  • Our School Values
  • Subject focus day – Geography / History / Art
  • Culture week
  • Black History Week – study of influential leaders
  • Festival Days
  • Open the book assemblies
  • International links with Regents School – Dubai
  • Learning Logs
  • School Environment
  • School Assemblies – composer of the week
  • After School Clubs
  • Children’s University
  • Academy Graduation Ceremonies
  • Rowley Regis Art competition
  • St Giles Church Concert
  • Trumpet lessons
  • MFL
  • Christmas productions
  • Year 6 production
  • Class assemblies
  • Bishopswood Residential
  • Kingswood residential


Please click below for:

PSHE and SMSC Policy

SMSC in our curriculum

Festivals Calendar