Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) and Religious Education

As laid out by the new National Curriculum, schools are required to: promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils; teach religious education; and make provision for personal, social, health and economic education. At Lime Academy Abbotsmede we believe that we play a vital role in supporting children to grow and develop as lifelong learners and good citizens of our communities.

At Abbotsmede we promote key elements of SMSC development across the curriculum and everyday throughout school life. We aim to: foster children’s growth, sense of self and unique potential; support children’s understanding, attitudes and skills related to moral development; promote children’s understanding of their responsibilities and rights as members of families and communities; and extend children’s understanding, respect, appreciation and contribution towards a range of cultures.

At Abbotsmede, we:

  • Specifically plan for SMSC learning opportunities every week in every subject.
  • Deliver ‘R Time’ programme (Relationship Time) in all key stages every week. This programme is focused on explicitly teaching children key skills to promote good learning relationships, and encompasses key elements of PSHE that we need to support children with at Abbotsmede.
  • Plan for and deliver the Peterborough agreed syllabus for religious education. This is delivered across the school on a weekly basis.  To view the syllabus, please use the link below: