Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural aspects of learning

 

The Cheadle Academy strives to provide an education to all our students that provides opportunities to develop individual values and beliefs, alongside spiritual awareness and a high standard of personal conduct and behaviour. 

It is also important that our students develop into positive caring young people who respect their community, others viewpoints and cultural traditions. Our SMSC provision across the Academy strives to instil these values.

 

You can Download our SMSC policy by clicking here

 

Key SMSC Staff

 

If you wish to discuss your child’s SMSC provision, please contact the appropriate member of staff listed below:

 

Ms R Evans: KS3 Year Leader  revans@thecheadleacademy.co.uk

Mr A Harding: KS4 Year Leader  aharding@thecheadleacademy.co.uk

Mr C Hadley: Senior teacher for KS3  chadley@thecheadleacademy.co.uk

Mrs S Dyer: Senior Teacher for KS4  sdyer@thecheadleacademy.co.uk

Mrs S Booth: Leader for Community and Transition  sbooth@thecheadleacademy.co.uk

Mr P Hassall: DofE Co-ordinator  phassall@thecheadleacademy.co.uk

 

Provision

 

All areas of The Cheadle Academy contribute to our students spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by:-

 

  • Demonstrating good behaviour and discipline;
  • Promoting high standards of attainment;
  • Promoting positive relationships amongst all our stakeholders;
  • Providing a safe environment for learning and development.

 

 

Through our classroom teaching we aim to provide opportunities for students to:-

 

  • Work co-operatively with one another;
  • Consider and respect the needs of others;
  • Share and celebrate achievements (both inside and outside of the academy)
  • Treat all as equals, accepting people who are different because of physical and learning difficulties
  • Show empathy towards other
  • Develop self esteem
  • Respect others
  • Express ideas and beliefs

 

Pastoral

Our Senior staff , Year Leaders , and tutors deliver a programme of assemblies and themed weeks that incorporate our SMSC values.

In addition to the ‘thought for the week’, each topic also has a themed numeracy activity (provided by the maths department) that students are encouraged to work through. The academy also subscribes to a weekly news quiz that students discuss during form time. News providers (suitable for our students) are also encouraged (such as http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround)

 

 

 

SMSC Descriptors

 

Social  (SO1)     

 Social (SO2)     

 Social (SO3)     

 Moral (MO1)     

Developing personal qualities and using social skills       

Participating, cooperating and resolving conflicts       

Understanding how communities and societies function      

Developing and expressing personal views or values  

 Moral (MO2)     

 Moral (MO3)     

Moral  (MO4)     

 Moral (MO5)    

Investigating moral values and ethical issues       

 Moral codes and models of moral virtue 

Recognising right and wrong and applying it       

Understanding the consequences of actions      

Spiritual (SP1)     

Spiritual  (SP2)     

Spiritual (SP3)     

Spiritual (SP4)     

Developing personal values and beliefs       

Experiencing fascination, awe and wonder       

Exploring the values and beliefs of others       

Understanding human feelings and emotions       

Spiritual (SP5)     

Cultural (CU1)     

 Cultural (CU2)     

Cultural (CU3)     

Using imagination and creativity in learning       

Exploring, understanding and respecting diversity     

Participating and responding to cultural activities     

Preparing for life in modern Britain      

Cultural (CU4)     

 

 

 

Understanding and appreciating personal influences      

 

 

 

 

 Assembly Rota & Weekly Thoughts 2016-2017

(Please be aware that thoughts are not made available until the start of the week) 

 

 2016

Week / Date

 Week

Topic

SMSC / FBV

Links

Thought For The

Week 

W/C 5th September

WK-A

Welcome back

Social

SO1

SO2

SO3

Your life is not a wheelbarrow nor a wagon, so expect no one to pull or push you to where you want to be... Instead let your own efforts take you there!!!

W/C 12th September

WK-B

Ambition

Social / Spiritual / Cultural

SO1

SP1

SP2

CU3

 When your ambition is big, then your efforts

should be even bigger!

W/C 19th September

WK-A

Courage

Cultural

CU1

 

True guidance is like a small lamp in a dark forest. It doesn't show everything at once but gives enough light for the next step.

W/C 26th September

WK-B

War

Moral

MO2

MO5

 The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

W/C 3rd October

WK-A

Staying Safe

Social / Moral

Staying Safe

MO4

MO5

SO2

CU3

Safety always begins with TEAMWORK.

W/C 10th October

WK-B

Student Council / Elections

Social / Cultural

CU3

SO3

SO2

Evolution of democracy is not possible if we are not prepared to hear the other side.

 

FBV – Democracy / Law of the land

W/C 17th October

WK-A

Free Learning

Spiritual

SP1

SP2

SP5

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

W/C 31st October

WK-B

Bonfire Night

Staying Safe / Cultural / Moral

FBV – Democracy / Law of the land

CU2

MO5

 

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

W/C 7th November

WK-A

Remembrance

FBV – Respect & Tolerance

 

Moral / Spiritual

MO1

MO3

MO5

SP1

For Your Sacrifice, For Our Freedom. Thank You.

W/C 14th November

WK-B

Anti-Bullying Week

Staying Safe / Social / Moral

MO2

MO3

MO4

MO5

SO2

Never give safety the day off.

W/C 21st November

WK-A

Self-Control

Social / Moral

MO5

SO1

SO2

 Speak when you are angry and you will make best speech you will ever regret.

W/C 28th November

WK-B

Temptation

Social / Moral

SO1

MO5

I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.

W/C 5th December

WK-A

Participation and Engagement

Social / Cultural

SO2

CU2

Life doesn't just happen, it requires our participation!

W/C 12th December

WK-B

Christmas

FBV – Respect & Tolerance / Beliefs

Cultural

CU1

CU2

Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us - A time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.

 

 2017

Week / Date

 Week

Topic

SMSC / FBV

Links

Thought For The Week  

W/C 2nd January

WK-A

Hope

Social

SO1

 

 

 

W/C 9th January

WK-B

Creativity

Social / Spiritual

SO1

SP2

 

 

 

W/C 16th January

WK-A

British Values

FBV

Cultural / Moral / Spiritual

CU1

CU3

MO3

SP1

SP3

 

W/C 23rd January

WK-B

Forgiveness

Moral / Social / Cultural

CU3

CU4

MO3

SO2

 

W/C 30th January

WK-A

Gangs

Spiritual / Moral / Social

SP4

MO4

MO5

SO1

SO2

SO3

 

W/C 6th February

WK-B

Lent

FBV – Respect & Tolerance / Beliefs

Cultural

CU1

CU2

 

W/C 13th Feb

WK-A

Valentine’s Day

Social / Cultural

CU2

SO3

 

 

W/C 27th Feb

WK-B

Character

Social

SO1

 

 

W/C 6th March

WK-A

E-Safety

Social / Moral

Staying Safe

SO2

SO3

MO4

MO5

 

 

W/C 13th March

WK-B

Acceptance

Social / Spiritual / Cultural

CU1

CU2

CU3

SP3

SP4

SO1

 

W/C 20th March

WK-A

Mother’s Day

Social / Cultural

CU4

SO1

SO2

SO3

 

W/C 27th March

WK-B

Choices

Moral

MO1

MO2

 

 

 

W/C 3rd April

WK-A

Easter

FBV – Respect & Tolerance / Beliefs

Cultural

CU1

CU2

CU3

 

 

 

W/C 24th April

WK-B

Exams Information / Timetable

N/A

N/A

 

 

W/C 1st May

WK-A

Staying Healthy / Stress

Social / Staying Safe

SO1

 

 

 

W/C 8thMay

WK-B

Good and Evil

Social / Spiritual / Cultural

SO3

SP1

SP3

CU4

 

W/C 15th May

WK-A

Community

Social / Cultural

CU1

CU3

SO3

 

 

 

W/C 22nd May

WK-B

Respect

Social / Spiritual / Cultural

CU1

SP1

SP3

SP4

SO1

SO2

 

W/C 5th June

WK-A

Rules

Moral

FBV – Democracy / Law of the land

 

MO3

MO4

MO5

 

 

 

 

W/C 12th June

WK-B

Protest

Social / Moral

MO1

MO2

SO2

SO3

 

W/C 19th June

WK-A

Truth

Social

SO1

 

 

 

W/C 26th June

WK-B

Respect & Diversity

FBV – Tolerance of other faiths

Social / Cultural

CU1

SO3

 

 

 

 

Prefects

 

Prefects volunteer for the role within school and part of the responsibility is to help resolve every day conflicts and offer support around friendship issues and provide a link / communication with teachers.

All of our students have the opportunity to talk to prefects who are on duty at lunchtimes

 

Year 10

Emily Wadlow, Zoe Joliffe ,Taylor Wright ,Saffron Parker-Mitchell ,Tom Allen, Iona Hobson, Emma Hawthorne, Harry Large, Alice Fogarty, Willow Collinwood, Lauren Jones, Ellie Pearson, Charlotte King, Tom Plant, Lucy Hollins, Beth Tinsley, Lucy Cutler, Emma Clowes, Hannah Clowes, Evan Tighe, Josh Carter, Todd Green, Jenna Marsh, Olivia Hamer, Lily Arthur, Jade Adewumi, Rick Tonks, Amie Mason, Molly Kirkham, Lucy Gilbert.

 

Year 11

Niamh Key, Rhiannon Hollies, Georgina Seaton

Georgia Green, Isobelle Copp, Connie Halliwell, Emily Harris, Mollie Wheatley, Louise Worthington, Jade Wigley, Frankie Sherwin, Mya Fowell, Emily Egerton, Aidan Edwards.

 

Head Boy / Girl

Jacob Degg -Head Boy

 Ellie Cartlidge -Head Girl

 Alfie Walford -Deputy Head Boy

 Lydia Coates -Deputy Head Girl

 

British Values

At The Cheadle Academy "British Values" include (but are not limited to) Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual tolerance and respect.

For more information please click on the link below:-

http://www.thecheadleacademy.co.uk/British-Values/

 

 

British Values Play - Year 9 pupils performing to all year groups during assembly.

SMSC Beyond the classroom

  • The Cheadle Academy School Council has worked on a range of SMSC topics and has cascaded their knowledge to peers and to other groups of students, particularly our primary partners.  For example, the building of an anti-bullying charter in conjunction with partner schools’ school councils.
  • The School Council and other students from each year group that have demonstrated an ability to lead have also worked on the Commonwealth Challenges set by TCA in conjunction with the local council. 
  • Students regally volunteer to assist with the PTFA events held in school and the community
  • The Cheadle Academy offers our KS4 students the opportunity to participate in the DofE programme.