Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education (SMSC)

SMSC and British Values

(Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding)


At Hartford we believe in building a community of confident, responsible, caring, compassionate, respectful and highly motivated children who will grow up into strong and active members of society, will be able to take their place in the world and go on to achieve great and exciting goals.


Our school curriculum is planned to support this, and enriched with a wealth of opportunities for pupils to learn and play together, to take part in a wide variety of cultural activities, and to mix with people of other ages, cultures and faiths in order to develop understanding and interest in the world.


At Hartford, SMSC is taught through all subjects. It is interwoven with the drive to promote positive relationships with all people, to ensure that extremism and radicalization is addressed early. Each year we take part in a range of activities such as Diwali, Remembrance Day, Chinese New Year and Forest Schools to develop the children's appreciation of other people, each other, a variety of personal skills and faiths. An SMSC class book is kept in every classroom to celebrate the achievements of everybody, through pupil voice and photographs, encouraging every child to recognise their strengths and the talents of others.