SMSC Policies, Plans and Standards

SMSC policies, plans and standards

Their are several policies that are needed for any school as part of the SMSC / Tarbiya process:

  • Primary SMSC policy
  • Secondary SMSC policy
  • EYFS SMSC policy
  • Meeting the New SMSC standards
  • PSHE policy
  • Islamic Ethos Policy
  • Incorporating of British Values with all SMSC policies
  • Student Council Policy
  • Pastoral Care policy
  • Grids / Matrices on how to incorporate SMSC, British Values, Islamic ethos in every day school life.

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How will Ofsted grade it?

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’.

SMSC provision by school grade

Outstanding (1)

The school’s thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well-being enables pupils to thrive.

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British values, are at the heart of the school’s work.

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development equips them to be thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in wider society.

Leaders consistently promote fundamental British values and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Good (2)

Deliberate and effective action is taken to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well-being.

The curriculum also contributes well to pupils’ behaviour and welfare, including their physical, mental and personal well-being, safety and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development ensures that they are prepared to be reflective about and responsible for their actions as good citizens.

Requires improvement (3)

There are weaknesses in the overall promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Inadequate (4)

The judgement on the overall effectiveness is likely to be inadequate where any one of the key judgements is inadequate and/or safeguarding is ineffective and/or there are serious weaknesses in the overall promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Ofsted’s School Inspection Handbook from September 2015

Please find sample documents regarding SMSC:

AMS UK – Values Policy

Meeting the New SMSC Standards

SMSC_Guidance_Maintained_Schools

SMSC Guidance Maintained Schools