Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development (SMSC)
The North Walsham High School curriculum places great emphasis upon promoting students’ Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development. Opportunities for reflection are provided both within and beyond lessons, for example through assemblies, the school’s curriculum, tutor programme and off-site visits to places of religious, spiritual and cultural significance. Great emphasis is placed upon the moral development of each student and opportunities are frequently taken to explore ethical issues and identify different frameworks for making moral decisions. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop their awareness and understanding of different cultures. The numerous opportunities for student voice activities are a key part of students’ social development and this is further enhanced by the wide range of enrichment opportunities and off-site visits. North Walsham High School students are encouraged to be reflective within lessons, both in terms of evaluating their own progress, but also reflecting on topics and issues of a spiritual nature studied in class.