SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All schools must show how well their students develop in SMSC.


To explore feelings and values; beliefs and experience; to enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; to use imagination, creativity; to reflect on the big questions in life and consider what it is to be human.

Spirituality is developed at the Arthur Terry School throughout the curriculum: through personal response to music, art and the literature they are introduced to and that which they create; through discussions and reflection on the religious, moral and philosophical issued discussed in lessons and assemblies; the opportunities given to be part of something bigger than themselves in trips and enrichment opportunities.


To recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


To use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


To appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.