Unsworth Academy

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Spiritual

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning willingness to reflect on their experiences

Moral

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues

Social

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain

Cultural

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities

SMSC Audit 2019

Spiritual (Sp)

  1. Understanding and respecting different feelings, beliefs and values
  2. Experiencing fascination, wonder and awe
  3. Using imagination and creativity in learning
  4. Reflecting on experiences
  5. Developing and expressing personal feelings, beliefs and values

 

Moral (M)

  1. Exploring different moral codes and values
  2. Recognising the differences between right and wrong
  3. Understanding the consequences of actions
  4. Reflecting on moral and ethical issues
  5. Developing and expressing personal views and moral values

 

Social (So)

  1. Developing social skills
  2. Co-operating well with others
  3. Reflecting on and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  4. Understanding the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels

 

Cultural (C)

  1. Understanding and appreciating the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped personal values and identity
  2. Participating in and reflecting on a wide range of cultural opportunities
  3. Exploring, understanding and respecting cultural diversity in local, national and global communities.

 
To ensure that, across the curriculum, all of these areas are addressed it is important that we can evidence each aspect through the Schemes of Learning.

Get In Touch

Location: Unsworth Academy, Parr Lane, Bury. BL9 8LP

Telephone: 0161 796 9820

Email: information@unsworth.shaw-education.org.uk

For general enquiries please ask for Miss Charlotte Allen, Principal’s PA

Privacy Policy (excerpt)

Unsworth Academy collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. Unsworth Academy is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is The Lodge Wolstanton High, Milehouse Lane, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, ST5 9JU. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy: natalie.kennedy@shaw-education.org.uk.

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