Limpsfield C.E. Infant School



SMSC is the overarching umbrella that encompasses personal development across the whole curriculum. At Limpsfield, we believe the importance of SMSC is central to the development and growth of pupils as people and at the heart of what teachers would say education is all about.


Spiritual Development

Pupils’ spiritual development can be seen through:

  • The growth of their sense of self through reflection of their personal values, beliefs, experiences, strengths and weaknesses
  • The exploration of the values and beliefs of others and the development of respect for these
  • A sense of passion, enjoyment, fascination and awe and wonder in their learning, and about themselves, others and the world around them
  • The use of imagination, creativity and expression of feelings and emotions in their learning allied with a willingness to achieve and do their best


Moral Development

Pupils’ moral development can be seen through:

  • The ability to recognise difference between right and wrong and the willingness to apply this understanding to their own lives.
  • An understanding of the consequences of their own and others’ actions and a readiness to accept the consequences.
  • The exploration and investigation of moral codes, moral values and ethical issues within school and wider society and to apply their understanding of what the right thing to do is.


Social Development

Pupils’ social development can be seen through:

  • An understanding of the rights and responsibilities of being members of families and communities (at a local, national and global level) and appreciating how these communities function.
  • Developing their personal qualities and social skills through working in different social contexts including with pupils of different ages, abilities, gender, religious, ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • A willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively to work towards the common good.


Cultural Development

Pupils’ cultural development can be seen through:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and development.
  • A willingness to participate in, and respond to, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and other cultural opportunities and activities.
  • An interest in exploring and showing understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity including how they accept, respect and celebrate diversity through their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

SMSC Report 2022-2023