The National Church of England Academy’s mission statement is ‘Life in all its fullness’ and as a result we place great importance on developing the whole student, not just focusing on academic excellence. Therefore we aim to promote SMSC (Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development) throughout all aspects of academy life. This goes hand in hand with our Christian distinctiveness lived out through our ARCH values.
SMSC is delivered both in and outside of the classroom. Whilst religious studies and personal development cover some distinct areas such as crime and consequence, democracy, and media and the news, all subjects contribute to its delivery, making it a core part of our curriculum.
Outside of the classroom SMSC is developed through activities such as:
- extra-curricular clubs
- educational visits
- enrichment days
- sixth form enrichment sessions
- tutor package, including 'thought for the day'
- Investors in Pupils
- acts of Worship
- ARCH values and mission statement
- community projects
- academy displays focussed on SMSC
- challenges programme
- themes for the week
- student support structure
- information, advice and guidance