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Equality and Diversity (SMSC)

SPIRITUAL, MORAL, SOCIAL, CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (SMSC)

At Woodkirk Academy, we recognise that the personal development of students, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC) plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.  We therefore aim to provide an education that provides students with opportunities to explore and develop:

  • their own values and beliefs,
  • their spiritual awareness,
  • high standards of personal behaviour,
  • a positive, caring attitude towards other people,
  • an understanding of their social and cultural traditions
  • and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures.

SMSC is a dimension of the whole school experience which makes the curriculum relevant, stimulating, creative and fun. It enriches each subject and the ethos of Woodkirk Academy and is an essential ingredient of school success.  The SMSC policy provides the school with the opportunity to meet our Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) to

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

For further understanding about SMSC, please click here