Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Fairways School provides a holistic whole school approach to SMSC with key aspects imbedded into the school curriculum. The school adopts many approaches to capture the needs of our pupils and is delivered in a creative way to engage our young people. Many pupils have arrived to the school having missed many years of education with the foundation of social and cultural education missing. The school will use SEAL lessons to address individual social development with weekly cross-curriculum days and student meetings to address current issues or themes of the world.


  • Identity
  • Law and Rights
  • Culture
  • anti-bullying
  • Respect
  • Guest speakers or public services
  • Student meetings give the students the opportunity to come together as a group and work together with staff. This involves ice breakers, games, group discussions and the opportunity to celebrtate achievement.

  • Self-Esteem
  • Empathy
  • Positive listening and learning conversations
  • restorative discussions
  • managing feelings and keep safe work
  • subject specific topics, SEAL lessons, ASDAN and P.S.H.E
  • 1-1 teaching provides the students with the best opportunity to fulfil their potential. Each student is treated as an idividual and all have individual learning targets as well as an individualised timetable. As well as core academic work there is an empathis on SEAL as well as emotional literacy testing.

  • Community work
  • Current issues or themes of world, national or local importance
  • religious/cultural visits
  • educational based visits
  • prison visits
  • knife crime
  • Cross curricular days are a good opportunity for the students to access the community. Faith finders days have included visits to Mosques & churches as well as educational visits to INTECH, prisons etc. The group then get together and produce work to evidence their learning.

SMSC is monitored:

  • Cross-curriculum Calendar
  • SMSC calendar
  • Photographic evidence
  • Pupils record of achievement folders
  • Certificates of attendance
  • Student meetings
  • Lesson planning
  • Learning walks and lesson observations