We are an inclusive school where we encourage students to achieve personal, academic and vocational skills. SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Our vision at The Milton Keynes Academy would be to deliver SMSC to an outstanding standard. The school’s thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well-being enables them to thrive in a supportive, highly cohesive learning community.
What is SMSC?
Sense of self, unique potential, understanding strengths and weaknesses, curiosity about themselves and their place in the world increases, fundamental questions. Students foster their own inner lives and non-material wellbeing.
Right and wrong, moral conflicts, a concern for others, will to do what is right, reflect on the consequences of their actions and learn how to forgive themselves and others. Students develop responsible moral decisions.
The responsibilities, rights of being members of families and communities(local, national and global), ability to relate to others and to work with others for the common good, belonging and participate active contribution to the democratic process, communities.
Cultural traditions, respect for their own culture and that of others, an interest in difference, understand, appreciate and contribute to culture, including the arts.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
The Milton Keynes Academy is a school which is committed to developing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of students and adults. We have a dedicated policy on this important aspect of the school’s work and all subject areas contribute towards this curriculum. In brief, Spiritual development is the development of the self, our ability to appreciate the world, nurturing our creativity and giving us an appreciation of what animates and sustains us. It is about a sense of identity, self-worth, personal insight, meaning and purpose. Moral development is about the building of a framework of moral values which regulate behaviour. It is also about gaining an understanding of a range of views and the reasons for this range and developing respectful but well-reasoned opinions about different views. Social development is about students working effectively with each other and adults and participating successfully in a multi-racial, multi-faith and multicultural society. Cultural development is about students understanding their own culture and other cultures and contributing positively to living in a multi-racial, modern, democratic society.
From 16 August, children under of the age of 18 will no longer have to self-isolate if they are contacted by NHS Test & Trace as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case. Instead, they will be advised to take a PCR test. Please report any confirmed Covid-19 positive test results to our dedicated Covid Alert email address below: email@example.com
On their return to school in September, all students will be given the opportunity to take two Lateral Flow Tests on school site. It is clearly in the interests of the school and its community that as many students as possible take up this opportunity to be tested on their return to school. As the students will be taking the new Orient Gene LFD test, we need to ask all families to provide consent for the testing, which can be done via the link below.
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