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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 Summer Term 2018

23 April 2018: Theme - Caring for the World

Thought for the Week

"The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man, it is to know that, and to wonder at it.”     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

30 April 2018: Theme - Courage 

Thought for the Week

“You will never do anything in this world without courage.  It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.”  

James Allen

7 May 2018: Theme -  Overcoming Obstacles 

Thought for the Week

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”    

Booker T. Washington

14 May 2018Theme - Moving On 

Thought for the Week

“This life is what you make it.  No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth.  But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up.  Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re going to fail at everything.  Keep trying, hold on, and always, always believe in yourself.”   

Marilyn Monroe 

21 May 2018: Theme - Turning Points

Thought for the Week

“Not all of us can do great things.  But we can do small things with great love.”   

Mother Teresa

Half Term

4 June 2018: Theme - Success 

Thought for the Week

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”   

Winston Churchill

11 June 2018: Theme - Belief in Yourself 

Thought for the Week

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”

Henry Ford

18 June 2018: Theme - Challenge 

Thought for the Week

“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.”


25 June 2018: Theme - Sport 

Thought for the Week

“Most games are lost, not won.”

Casey Stengel

2 July 2018: Theme - Responsibility 

Thought for the Week

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit.  Try to be in the first group, there is less competition.”

Indira Ghandi

9 July 2018: Theme - Forgiveness

Thought for the Week

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

Mahatma Gandhi 

16 July 2018: Theme - End of Year

“For me the end of the year is always a time to reflect and recharge my energies.”    

Gisele Bundchen