King’s Cross Academy
4 Wollstonecraft Street
King’s Cross
London N1C 4BT

T: 020 7504 0533

The Academy is a school where children can achieve their maximum potential

Emyr Fairburn Head Teacher
SMSC Provision

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) Learning

At King’s Cross Academy our tagline is ‘Love Learning Together’ and our core aim is to develop highly successful life long learners.

This exemplifies our attitude and approach to the importance of the development of all aspects of SMSC.  We champion and firmly believe in  a holistic education, experience and curriculum that ensures that our pupils are ‘rounded and grounded’.

We recognise that the development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part not only in their ability to learn and achieve but in their ability to relate fully to and access the world they live in.

We therefore provide an education that gives children opportunities to explore and develop their own values, whilst recognising that those of others may differ. Beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour including a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures are all critical skills and dispositions that we nurture, encourage and develop throughout the Academy curriculum.

All curriculum areas have a contribution to a child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for this are planned in each area of the curriculum. Belief values, principles and spirituality are explored across the curriculum.  The integrity and spirituality of faith backgrounds are respected and explored.  The diversity of spiritual traditions are recognised, and pupils are given access to alternative views.

All adults model and promote socially responsible behaviour, treating all people as valuable individuals and showing respect for pupils and their families and stakeholders. Children should learn to differentiate between right and wrong in as far as their actions affect other people.  They are encouraged to value themselves and others.

Children should understand their rights and accept their responsibilities and the need to respect the rights of others. All curriculum areas should seek to use illustrations and examples drawn from as wide a range of cultural contexts as possible. This is reflected in the teacher’s planning and learning resources.

If you would like to know more about SMSC provision at the Academy please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Academy is a school where children can achieve their maximum potential

Emyr Fairburn Head Teacher