SMSC audit: template and examples

Use our template to audit your spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) provision, and look at examples of completed audits from schools.

Last reviewed on 24 March 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Understand the requirements
  2. Download our SMSC audit
  3. Examples of completed audits
  4. National SMSC Quality Mark

Understand the requirements

Maintained schools and academies are required to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils in their curriculum.

This is explained in paragraph 208 of the Ofsted school inspection handbook.

Download our SMSC audit

Give this audit to your subject leaders to complete as they'll have the best understanding of where SMSC opportunities are planned in their subject.

By completing this audit you'll see:

  • How each subject in your curriculum links to SMSC opportunities
  • Areas where this can be developed further

Use this information to help create an SMSC action plan.

See examples of SMSC action plans from other schools.

Cherry Tree Hill Primary School in Derby - the audit lists the school's SMSC objectives followed by colour-coded evidence showing solutions from the school's curriculum, extra curricular activities, wellbeing initiatives, and others Crossacres Primary Academy in Manchester- the audit breaks down the guidance