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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC) ​​​​​​​

At Ashmole Academy we recognise the importance of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) as an integral part of personal development for all of our students.

SMSC is about the values students are encouraged to hold and their attitudes towards learning, knowledge and society. Through SMSC education, we strive to develop attitudes and values that will enable our students to become responsible and caring members of society.

We give students the opportunity for spiritual reflection and encourage them to explore the fundamental questions of life including their own personal existence, journey and purpose. We provide students with a curriculum that will enable them to develop a knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures, particularly those within their own society. We seek to foster an attitude of tolerance and value towards those from a culture and background different from their own and to accept responsibility as a citizen; tackling moral and spiritual dilemmas, and to try to reach independent judgements, which reflect universal human principles.

Through perception and sensitivity, tolerance and respect for others as individuals and in groups, we would also expect students to develop questioning, enquiring minds and learn how to express their ideas appropriately.