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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

Spritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

In all lessons Teachers specifically aim to ensure the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of students; this is monitored regularly through lesson observations. We run a series of Enrichment Days to ensure that there are opportunities to further develop SMSC by providing enriching activities that will extend students' learning beyond the classroom.

In addition to this we have a programme of 'Thought for the Week' which is developed from the Assembly Theme each week during registration times. Assembly Themes and 'Thought for the Week' for the current school term are detailed below. 

British Values

At The Sele School British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs form part of the school ethos, they are embedded in all aspects of the life of the school and are actively promoted. Please follow this link for further information about how British values are promoted and upheld throughout both teaching and learning and extra curricular activities at The Sele School.     

British Values at The Sele School

'Thought for the Week'

The aim of 'Thought for the Week' is to encourage students to reflect on their values, beliefs and attitudes. By giving students time to consider the assembly theme throughout the week we hope our students will develop their emotional literacy and be capable of talking about their thoughts and feelings.

Assembly Themes Autumn Term 2017

04 September 2017: Theme - New Beginnings

Thought for the Week

 “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.  We can help write that story by setting goals.” Melody Beattie

11 September 2017: Theme - International Literacy Day (8 September 2017) 

Thought for the Week

“Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice.  And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well.” Margaret Atwood

18 September 2017: Theme - Barriers 

Thought for the Week

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” Ronald Reagan

25 September 2017Theme - European Day of Languages (26 September 2017) 

Thought for the Week

“The more you speak more languages, the more you understand about yourself.”

Sandra Cisneros

2 October 2017: Theme - World Space Week (4 to 10 October 2017)

Thought for the Week

“That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong

9 October 2017: Theme - World Mental Health Day (10 October 2017)

Thought for the Week

“Mental health is such a complex thing and so difficult to diagnose. What is a mental problem? Who does have mental problems? What's the difference between mental problems and depression and sadness?” Tom Sturridge 

16 October 2017: Theme - Harvest Festival

Thought for the Week

“Thoughtfulness for others, generosity modesty and self-respect are the qualities which make a real person.” Thomas H Huxley

Half Term

30 October 2017: Theme - Faiths and Beliefs

Thought for the Week

“Protection of religious freedom means considering the faiths and beliefs of everyone involved.” Mike Quigley

6 November 2017: Theme - Remembrance (11 November 2017)

Thought for the Week

“If I should die, think only this of me; That there’s some corner of a foreign field, that is for ever England.” Rupert Brooke

13 November 2017: Theme - Children in Need (18 November 2017)

Thought for the Week

“You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” Robert F Kennedy

20 November 2017: Theme - Anti-bullying Week (13 to 17 November 2017)

Thought for the Week

“Forget injuries, never forget kindness.” Confucius 551BC

27 November 2017: Theme - International Day of Disabled Persons 

(3 December 2017) 

Thought for the Week

“I am so proud of being a Paralympian because I think the Games are a very good platform for disabled persons to perform themselves. Within the Paralympics movement, it's not just talk about excellence; it's not just talk about the competition. It's also talk about the equality and how your world accepts those disabled people.” Yu Chui Yee

4 December 2017: Theme - Discrimination 

Thought for the Week

“There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin colour, or religion.” Malala Yousafzai

11 December 2017: Theme - Freedom of Speech

Thought for the Week

“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.” Benjamin Franklin

18 December 2017: Theme - Christmas

Thought for the Week

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

Calvin Coolidge