Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Development: a Christian perspective
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is about how young people are formed so that they don’t lose that sparkle in their later lives.
Young people undeveloped in these areas do lose hope, turn to crime or come to believe that the world places no value on them. This is surely why Ofsted has decided that SMSC development should be assessed in relation to the overall effectiveness of the school and the capacity and quality of the leadership.
This publication (an A4 booklet) is intended to help Church schools demonstrate how essential SMSC development is to their ethos and culture. It is full of good practical advice. It also shows how the Christian perspective we bring to all we do in a Church school isn’t an add-on but lies at the very heart of our effectiveness.