Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)

King Edward VII Academy attaches great importance to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC). It is central to the educational entitlement of all students and permeates all aspects of life in our academy. Our commitment to SMSC is evident in the KES ethos, created by staff and students together.

We think and act positively

We all create a great place to learn

We respect one another in everything we do

We strive to improve

We work well together

We celebrate our successes

We are proud to be a part of KES

Through a variety of learning experiences, students at King Edward VII Academy have opportunities to:

  • further develop confidence/independence
  • acquire personal qualities, values and social skills
  • be able to share ideas and cooperate with others
  • learn to value their achievements
  • identify moral values and strive to live up to them
  • learn the tools to be able to take their place and play an active role as a member of society

In addition to SMSC permeating all aspects of lessons at our academy, we ensure that there is a weekly SMSC topic discussed in assembly.  These weekly high quality assemblies are delivered by members of ALT and visiting outside speakers and students. The assembly rota can be found here:

Assembly rota

You may like to browse through these presentations below. We will add to these as the year goes on.

Our diploma days, which take place throughout the academic year, allow us to further enrich our provision of SMSC. Please take a look at the diverse topics that we have covered in our diploma days this year here.

Additional Opportunities

  • We offer a range of educational trips and visits that we believe are an exceptional way for students to engage with learning outside the classroom. Throughout the next two academic years, students will be offered the opportunities to partake in many day and residential trips, both at home and abroad.
  • Through our work with the Norfolk Safer Schools Partnership we are in the unique position of having specialist outside speakers address our students on all aspects of how to lead a safer and healthier lifestyle in the wider community.
  • Our thriving Student Senate and Learning and Progress Council afford students the opportunity to further develop many of the crucial leadership skills which will allow them to thrive in a modern diverse society.
  • As an academy we place a very high priority on charity work and fund raising. Each year group  has their own dedicated charity that they will raise money for.
  • Our curriculum is supported by our popular diploma days