Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)

The spiritual, cultural, moral and physical development of all Queensbury Academy students is of utmost importance. It is an area that provides the foundation of all the work that we do, both academically and pastorally, in order to help our students develop into self-assured, confident, happy, and positive young people.

We aim to achieve this through a variety of ways including:

  • The provision of a broadly balanced and rich curriculum in which teachers strive to promote opportunities whereby students are encouraged to engage with the wider world and consider and question their place within it.
  • A strong pastoral system based on our CARE values which promotes co-operation and responsibility between all students and staff
  • The delivery of a PHSEE (Life Skills) programme which enables students to discuss issues that arise in situations beyond academic and vocational study
  • The delivery of a Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning course during tutorial time
  • A varied assembly programme through which senior staff, students and visitors discuss topics that help students to reflect upon themes that are important in the wider world today
  • Student Leadership and volunteering activities that promote self-esteem and the importance of a community ethos.
  • A varied extra-curricular programme that includes House competitions with excellent sporting, academic, musical and other cultural opportunities. The Academy maps its provision of the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural curriculum in order to ensure that this dimension to every student’s learning is highlighted, both within lessons and in extra-curricular activities.

We are proud of our Academy Community, the behaviour of our students and the care and respect shown to each other. Our staff and student relationships are good, and visitors often comment positively when visiting. Our Prefect and House system promotes a number of different aspects which allows our students to take responsibility and act in a responsible manner. We believe that a large part of this is due to the opportunities provided and developed as part of our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural curriculum.

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SMSC and British values


For more information please contact 

Mrs K Briggs Deputy Headteacher