Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)

At Eastlea, we aspire to encourage students to develop into thoughtful, confident, well-informed and compassionate people who are able to lead happy and responsible lives.

Our school motto is ‘Engage, Commit, Succeed’, and we aim for our students to embrace opportunities both within the classroom and in the wider world.  

In addition, we aim to educate students in democratic values, also sometimes referred to as British values:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

Our SMSC education is a focus of everything we do, from curriculum lessons to tutor time, and from PSHE to assemblies and special events. 

Every week there is a ‘Thought of the Week’, and a ‘tutor time’ session is spent discussing this implications of the ideas contained in each thought. There are also assemblies for each Year Group, during which key topics are presented.

You can access a full outline of our Personal Development Curriculum by clicking here