SMSC development: action plans

Take a look at different ways primary, secondary and special schools are making action plans for their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development provision. These include SMSC elements of wider school development plans, and ideas for monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of SMSC education.

Last reviewed on 30 March 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Primary schools
  2. Secondary schools
  3. Special schools

This article focuses on spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) action planning - we have a separate article with examples of SMSC education policies.

Primary schools

Community primary school

Bentham Community Primary School, North Yorkshire, outlines how it promotes SMSC development within PSHE.

At the bottom of the page, there's a link to the school's action plan. The plan covers each element of SMSC per term, as well as:

  • What pupils learn and experience through the curriculum
  • What skills the curriculum teaches pupils
  • Evidence that can show pupils' learning

Primary academy

St Peter’s Church of England (CofE) Primary Academy, North East Lincolnshire, covers its approach to SMSC planning as part of its school development plan.

One of its areas for development focuses on making sure its SMSC provision helps pupils to develop into “highly effective lifelong learners and citizens” (see pages 11 to 12).