At Gorse Covert we believe children’s Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education (SMSC) is just as important as academic success. Whilst we have special days and events to develop children’s skills in these areas, it is also something we live and breathe on a daily basis. Whenever there are opportunities to teach children about moral obligations or about how some cultures are different to ours, we will use those opportunities to further children’s understanding. All our lessons and daily activities give children the chance to develop their social skills and we support them with those skills to ensure they have a positive feeling of ‘belonging’. Our Collective Worship, RE and PSHE lessons give children the chance to develop their spirituality by reflecting on their beliefs and actions.

Please see our Gallery of photographs to see further examples of displays and events that demonstrate our commitment to developing children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural education.

SMSC events 2015-16


As well as our British Values, we aim to teach other values to our children and encourage them to demonstrate them around school and home. Each half term we choose a value to focus on throughout school.

Our values curriculum can be viewed using the link below:

Values Curriculum