SMSC - Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Awareness
SMSC is about developing the whole person. As our pupils move through the school, we are committed at St. Hilda's School, to developing not only their academic standards and levels of achievement, but also their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness.
We aim to provide opportunities for our children to form their own identity; sense of place and purpose, giving them the confidence to question and discover who they are in the world and face the exciting challenges that lie ahead. Being a church school adds another dimension to our SMSC provision as our Christian ethos permeates all aspects of school life and underpins our values and mission.
British values are embedded in the work of the school and they are defined as:
We have close links with our local church and collective worship is held there once a term and is led by Reverend Sue Bond.
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural)
What is SMSC?
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.
The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their:
Giving children opportunities to explore spirituality, we aim to give our children opportunities to explore spirituality across many areas...
This quote from Henry Ford puts it well: "When I use the word spirituality, I don't necessarily mean religion; I mean whatever it is that helps you feel connected to something that is larger than yourself."
The moral development of pupils is shown by their:
The social development of pupils is shown by their:
The cultural development of pupils is shown by their:
You can find out more at http://www.doingsmsc.org.uk
SMSC at St. Hilda's CE Primary School
26th January 2017 - York Minster Trip
St Hilda's and Hovingham School arranged a visit to York Minster for all of our KS2 pupils. The visit included a session at the Minster’s Learning Centre, followed by a tour of York Minster itself. This was a great opportunity for the pupils to Learn about York Minster and our place within the Diocese.
"The school was invited for a school trip to York Minster, as one of so many in the dioceses of York.
The structure of the Minster has been replaced with 3 structures and has had lots fires. While we were there we were shown how people were baptised and what you have to do to baptise somebody and also what a dioceses was.
We were shown around the Minster. We also were told how they cleaned the great window and it takes them 10 years to clean one massive window! To clean all of them it will take 150 years! York Minster took 250 years to build starting the current building during Anglo-Saxon times.
We finished our trip with an act of collective worship by candle light, in the crypt!"
By Felix, Y4
15th April 2016 - York Magistrates
On Friday, KS2 had a very special visit from three magistrates: two from York and one from Scarborough. They talked to us all day about what they do, how to be a good citizen and what would happen to you if you committed a crime.
22nd April 2016 - Terrific Tag Rugby
Last Friday, Y5 and Y6 took part in a tag rugby competition at Ryedale School. As well as the excitement of taking part in the competition, there was much excitement over the new team kit which was jointly funded by Friends of Hovingham School and St. Hilda’s School Fund. The children all looked amazing and it really brought them together as a team. The standard of play was excellent and it was noticeable how play improved over the five games. We finished in a very respectable fourth place. As always, our enthusiasm and sportsmanship were excellent. Well done everyone.