Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

The aim of the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education programme at St George's is to develop our pupils such that they leave our care as capable, confident and connected young women.

We believe SMSC is a vitally important and beneficial part of our pupils' education, increasing their sense of themselves, both as individuals and in relation to society more widely, and helping them to recognise and reach their full potential both at school and in their future lives.

The programme explores contemporary issues, gives an appreciation of the role of the individual in society and encourages respect for different national, religious and ethnic identities. It develops the girls’ ability to reflect on issues, take part in discussions and think about points relating to their own protection.

The programme is taught throughout Years 7 to 11 in timetabled weekly classes and is delivered both by specialist teachers and by those with particular training in linked areas such as Information Technology, Science, Religious Studies, Medical Well-being and Career Management. We also provide a programme of workshops and lectures delivered by outside agencies on pupil well-being that adds a further dimension to the girls’ education.