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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 Spring Term 2018

08 January 2018: Theme - New Year

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

15 January 2018: Theme - What's it worth? 

Thought for the Week

“It's not how much something's worth today, it's what it's worth in five or ten years."

Yuri Milner  

22 January 2018: Theme - Holocaust 

Thought for the Week

“The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that the Jews were being murdered....This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust and this is the lesson which Auschwitz taught us."

Ariel Sharon 

29 January 2018Theme - Inspiration 

Thought for the Week

“Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen."

Deep Roy 

5 February 2018: Theme - Safer Internet Day (6 February 2018)

Thought for the Week

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow."

Bill Gates

Half Term

19 February 2018: Theme - Forgiveness 

Thought for the Week

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong."

Mahatma Gandhi  

26 February 2018: Theme - World Book Day (6 March 2018) 

Thought for the Week

“Reading is a conversation. All books talk.But a good book listens as well."

Mark Haddon 

5 March 2018: Theme - Science Week (9 - 18 March 2018) 

Thought for the Week

“Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between arrogance and conviction - in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow."

Heinrich Rohrer 

12 March 2018: Theme - Number Day (14 March 2018)

Thought for the Week

“You don't have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers."

John Forbes Nash Jnr 

19 March 2018: Theme - Sport Relief (23 March 2018)

Thought for the Week

“We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work and connections to community."

Paul Bloom 

26 March 2018: Theme - Easter 

Thought for the Week

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life."

Janine di Giovanni