Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development at Lewannick CP School


What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.

SMSC has always played an integral role in the learning and development of the whole child at Lewannick. We believe it underpins all that we do and we have always believed and invested in the rich and inspiring opportunities that high quality, embedded SMSC provides for our pupils.



Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.



Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.



Investigate and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the fundamental values of British democracy.



Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.


What do we do at Lewannick?


  • _The Cornwall RE syllabus is followed throughout the school. This involves pupils learning about the faiths and beliefs of the 5 major world religions.


  • _Healthy Schools’ status recognises the significance of spirituality in pupils’ experiences at Lewannick and the sense of awe and wonder imbued by activities including educational visits.


  • _Many other opportunities for spiritual reflection are included in our daily assemblies.


  • _Visitors from different faiths are invited into the school. These have included regular visits from our local vicar, Reverend Anne Brown, Daya, a Sikh lady, as well as the Bishop of Truro.


  • _All pupils attend Experience Harvest, Christmas and Easter events, led by the local church. All pupils visit St Martins Church in Lewannick as part of their RE curriculum.


  • _The team from our local church lead Open the Book Assemblies every half-term.


  • _Pupils enjoy a range of experiences within the classroom.