What is SMSC?
SMSC is the promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. High quality SMSC is central to the ethos at Batley Girls’ High School and is closely aligned with our values of Achievement, Respect and Transformation.
Our aim is to develop active citizens who will make a positive contribution to the school and wider community. From democratic participation in choosing the whole-school charities, a wide range of student voice activities, our holistic curriculum and much more, SMSC is central to our work as a school.
Fundamental to our work on SMSC is to engage our students in understanding the British Humanitarian Values of:
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- The Rule of Law
- Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith.
We were awarded the Gold level of the National SMSC Quality Mark in May 2021 and have also been recognised as a Beacon School. To obtain the award we demonstrated how we embody the SMSC values through the activities set out as well as through student response.
Please click on the below to view our departmental outcomes for Rights and Responsibilities, which aligns to each subject area for this academic year.
The strength of the school's SMSC development include the below examples:
- All stakeholders have a sense of pride in the school's achievements
- A strong system of pastoral support
- A clear focus on aspiration, career opportunities, further and higher education
- British humanitarian values are embedded in all aspects of the school's work
- An enthusiasm for learning and self-improvement
Every year students vote to support charities of their choice that mean something to them. This academic year they have been rolled over from 2019/20 due to circumstances.
Key Stage 3&4:
Local: One Nation
National: Cancer Research UK
International: Women's Aid
Local: Howlands Centre
National: Polio Survivors
International: Womens’ Aid, as per Key Stage 3&4 above
Batley Food Bank
To read more about our engagement with parents and what our Parents' Forum members have to say, please view the link below:
To see our regular communication with students, staff and families view this academic year's editions of the Headteacher's blog below:
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