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Newcomen Primary School

SMSC & Collective Worship

At Newcomen Primary School we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC) plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.

We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop:

  • their own values and beliefs,
  • spiritual awareness,
  • high standards of personal behaviour,
  • a positive, caring attitude towards other people,
  • an understanding of their social and cultural traditions
  • and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures.
SMSC is a dimension of the whole school experience which makes the curriculum relevant, stimulating, creative and fun. It enriches each subject and the ethos of Newcomen Primary School and is an essential ingredient of school success.

Collective Worship

Collective Worship is a time when the whole school, or groups within the school meet together in order to consider and reflect on common concerns, issues and interests in order to reflect on humanity and issues that affect our local and wider communities. It offers all pupils an opportunity to worship through engaging in relevant, meaningful experiences and provides real opportunities for the pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Collective Worship contributes significantly to the shared ethos of Newcomen Primary School and it is our aim that it is a time when the school community can:

  • share common aims and values
  • enhance our family ethos and a sense of belonging
  • celebrate achievement and special times
  • explore together the world in which we live celebrating our diversity and promoting respect of all others
  • develop a sense of belonging, community spirit and togetherness
  • reflect together

We also intend that Collective Worship contributes to the development of the pupil as a whole person by providing opportunities to enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. These key aspects are promoted in a thoughtful manner during Collective Worship. These include:

  • worship that is considered worthy and meaningful
  • consider spiritual and moral issues whilst identifying what is right and wrong according to the law
  • explore ones own beliefs and the beliefs of others in a meaningful way
  • develop ones own spirituality and inner self
  • reinforce positive attitudes
  • participate and respond with thought and consideration
  • reflect upon what it means to be human promoting tolerance and respect of all individuals


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