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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.

'Thought for the Week' & Assembly Themes Autumn Term 2016

5 September 2016: Theme - New Beginnings

Thought for the Week 

“We don’t ever prepare to fail, we only fail to prepare”. Benjamin Franklin

12 September 2016: Theme - Tolerance

Thought for the Week

“Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience moulds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together.” Linda Thompson

19 September 2016: Theme - Identity and Diversity

Thought for the Week

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” 
Max de Pree

26 September 2016: Theme - European Day of Languages

Thought for the Week

“It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.” Michael Gove

3 October 2016: Theme - Book Week

Thought for the Week

To read a book for the first time is to make the acquaintance of a new friend: to read it a second time is to meet an old one”. Chinese saying

10 October 2016: Theme - Harvest Festival

Thought for the Week

“Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.” James H. Douglas, Jr.

17 October 2016: Theme - The Value of Learning 

Thought for the Week

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi

31 October 2016: Theme - Disappointment

Thought for the Week

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” Robert Kiyosaki

7 November 2016: Theme - Remembrance

Thought for the Week

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

14 October 2016: Theme - Children in Need

Thought for the Week

“Even in the hardest circumstances, dreams can give you the courage to live, and I hope I can share that message with children in need.” Kim Yuna

21 November 2016: Theme - Communication

Thought for the Week

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret”.

Ambrose Bierce

28 November 2016: Theme - Invention

Thought for the Week 

“A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That's how the patent office defines it. That's an invention.”  Dean Kamen

5 December 2016: Theme - Keeping Going

Thought for the Week 

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at something worth doing”. Theodore Roosevelt

12 December 2016: Theme - When Unexpected Things Happen

Thought for the Week 

“If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.” Roald Dahl

19 December 2016: Theme - Christmas

Thought for the Week

“I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.” Carrie Fisher