SMSC & Healthy Schools

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural)

SMSC stands for Social, Moral, Social & Cultural and is an OFSTED led framework where all schools in the United Kingdom must demonstrate progress.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is now referenced throughout Ofsted's School Inspection Handbook.

An 'outstanding' school will have a 'thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development'.

An 'inadequate' school will have 'serious weaknesses in the overall promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development'.

The National Healthy Schools Programme

The National Healthy Schools Programme (NHSP) was a joint Department of Health and Department for Children, Schools and Families project intended to improve health, raise pupil achievement, improve social inclusion and encourage closer working between health and education providers in the United Kingdom.

A Healthy School (Section 2, Point 3, National Healthy Schools Status, A guide For School):     

2. has a whole­school physical activity policy – developed through wide consultation, implemented, monitored and evaluated for impact;    

3.ensures a minimum two hours of structured physical activity each week to all of its pupils in or outside the school curriculum;    

4. provides opportunities for all pupils to participate in a broad range of extracurricular activities that promote physical activity;    

6. involves schools sports co­ordinators (where available) and other community resources in provision of activities    

8. gives parents/carers the opportunity to be involved in the planning and delivery of physical activity opportunities and helps them to understand the benefits of physical activity for themselves and their children;    

10. encourages all staff to undertake physical activity.  

How can we help?

As former Teachers we have formulated our workshops to help schools meet both the SMSC Agenda and Heathy Schools programme.

Each workshop and after school club has been planned using the criteria and objectives which the agendas require delivering a fun programme yet simultaneously increasing students knowledge of SMSC and promoting health.

Please get in touch for more information or to organise a meeting at your school.