A Whitefield school for young people with special educational needs has been recognized for the quality in which it develops its pupils.
Elms Bank School on Ripon Avenue has been awarded the SMSC Seal of Approval, which was developed by teachers, school leaders and educational advisers with the aim of empowering young people to build a stronger society.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is the “overarching framework that encompasses personal development throughout the program”, according to the SMSC Quality Mark team.
He added that education regulator Ofsted also puts SMSC “at the heart” of school development.
Spiritual development is manifested by knowing and respecting the beliefs of others and how to reflect on their own beliefs.
Moral development is manifested in the ability to recognize the difference between right and wrong and to recognize legal limits in criminal law.
Social development is manifested by the ability to use a wide range of social skills in different contexts and the willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social contexts.
And cultural development manifests itself in the ability to understand and appreciate the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped one’s own heritage and that of others, as well as the ability to recognize and appreciate the things we share in common. across cultures, religions, ethnicities and social factors. economic communities.
In response to the honour, Director Ms Langley-Sadler said: ‘We are delighted to have received the Gold SMSC award.
“At Elms Bank, we are exceptionally proud of all of our children, staff and parents, as we believe we are one community working towards the same goal: excellence for all.”