How we promote SMSC at Bosham Primary School


Bosham Primary School is located in an area which is not very culturally diverse, so we are fully aware we must promote and celebrate different cultures, beliefs and faiths in our curriculum. Our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is embedded across our curriculum, ensuring our pupils’ personal development helps them to thrive in a supportive and highly cohesive learning community.


What does it mean to be spiritual ...

Spiritual Development

This will aid the development of insights, principles, beliefs, attitudes and values, which guide and motivate us. Developing understanding of feelings and emotions, which support reflection and learning. Developing recognition that a pupil’s own insights, principles, beliefs, attitudes and that values influence them in their own lives. This is how we support pupils' spiritual development:

  • RE curriculum Emmanuel project
  • Whole school assemblies and school values.
  • Reflection times in classes
  • Outdoor learning
  • Y5/Y6 residentials
  • Harvest festival
  • Christmas carol service – church
  • PSHE Curriculum Jigsaw
  • Visits to church and other places of worship Mosque


Moral Development

This is about pupils building a framework of moral values which regulates their personal behaviour. It is also about a pupil’s understanding of society’s shared and agreed values. Moral development is about gaining an understanding of the range of views and the reasons for the range. It is also about developing an opinion about different views. This is how we support pupils' moral development:

  • RE curriculum Emmanuel project
  • Anti-Bullying week
  • Whole school assemblies and school values
  • Pupil voice
  • Young governors
  • Classroom buddies
  • Singing in the community
  • Our school values
  • PSHE curriculum – Jigsaw
  • Celebration assemblies


Social Development

This reflects how our school promotes opportunities for our pupils to work effectively with each other and participate successfully in the community. It involves the interpersonal skills for successful relationships and the development of skills and personal qualities necessary for living and working together. This is how we support pupils' social development:

  • Eco committee
  • Young Governors
  • Sports leaders
  • Before and after-school clubs
  • School visits
  • Transitions visits
  • Our school values
  • Participation in local drama workshops
  • Local sporting competitions and events
  • Class Buddy
  • School productions
  • Sports days
  • Interhouse competitions – dance, gym, hockey
  • Young voices


Nurturing Cultural Awareness in Early Childhood

Cultural Development

This is how our school develops a pupil’s understanding and respect of cultures, including their own, and rejects discrimination based on difference. It also fosters an eagerness to participate in new experiences and to develop awareness of music, art, dance and literature, etc. in different cultures. This is how we support pupils' social development:

  • Our school values
  • Curriculum opportunities
  • School visits
  • Black history
  • Scientists, just like me, in the Science curriculum
  • Participation in local drama workshops
  • School visits – mosque
  • Visiting authors – book fest
  • Visiting theatre groups
  • Anti-Bullying week
  • MFL in school
  • Charanga music lessons