Course Options: 1 Day, Half Day, Twilight

Recommended Max People:
25

Full day from:
£880.00 + VAT to £1255.00 + VAT

Half day from:
£680.00 + VAT to £955.00 + VAT

Add additional participant for as little as £33.00 + VAT per person per day

Please Note:
Course costs are based on 15 participants

This course can be tailored to your individual requirements

Promoting and Evaluating the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Curriculum (SMSC)

This course helps participants to get an understanding of how to analyse their current SMSC provision in light of the current Ofsted Guidance under the September 2014 framework.

It will highlight each of the key principles of SMSC, helping to identify areas of strength and potential elements which may need to be updated or developed further. It will help participants to consider where essential improvements may need to be made at their own settings across the curriculum.

This one day course will help participants to focus on the following issues:This one day course will help participants to focus on the following issues:

  • What do we mean by SMSC?
  • The new ofsted definitions and their implications
  • The current practice in your school
  • The current provision in your school – how do we build on the 2012 framework in order to accommodate the 2014 changes
  • How embedded is SMSC across the whole staff?
  • Ofsted Guidance links with SMSC – reading between the lines
  • Defining or redefining SMSC
  • The curriculum spread of SMSC within the new curriculum
  • Tracking measures for SMSC
  • Action planning for the future

Course Overview

This course is designed to help and support headteachers, senior leaders, curriculum leaders and school governors in primary schools. Participants will gain an understanding of how to analyse their current SMSC provision in light of the current Ofsted Guidance. By the end of the course, participants will be able to go back to their own schools and consider whether they are getting the best out of their curriculum, staff and children with regards to SMSC. They will be able to assess current practices and evaluate where improvements may be made.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to go back to their own schools and consider whether they are getting the best out of their curriculum, staff and children with regards to SMSC. They will be able to assess current practices there and evaluate where improvements may be need to be made in order to accommodate the 2014 changes.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Introductions
  • Objectives for the day
  • The current position – Your school, your policy, your practice
  • An institutional approach to SMSC
  • Task: SWOT analysis
  • Embedding the practice with SMSC at your school

Session 2

  • Definitions redefined
  • Ofsted guidance (2012)
  • School definitions – how do we match up to Ofsted guidance
  • Roles and expectations
  • Feedback and questions from the morning sessions

Session 3

  • Curriculum and SMSC provision
  • Current provision – what, where, and how now?
  • Contributory elements and national guidance
  • The curriculum spread
  • Resource and management of SMSC
  • Monitoring and assessment of SMSC development

Session 4

  • DVD Task
  • Tracking the what, where and how of SMSC
  • Action planning for the future
  • A corporate responsibility
  • Feedback and objective check
  • Evaluation of the day
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback

Tutor:

The tutor is an experienced Headteacher with a track record of successful effective school leadership. He has had twenty years experience in Middle schools and has spent the last thirteen years in Primary schools. He is a hands – on Headteacher who is clearly focussed about roles and responsibilities and the effective utilisation of other people and their skills. He believes deeply in invitational distributed leadership rather than delegation. He is insistent that if there is someone else who has the knowledge and skill to do a better job than himself . . . then they should be given space to lead, shine and do it. He is passionate about VFM and how the school environment impacts on young children and their learning.

Feedback:

“I have a clearer understanding of how to promote SMSC more effectively in school”. “Needs were met perfectly thank you”. “Tutor knowledge and delivery superb”. [Strongest features:] “Resources/ tools to help us back in school with SMSC. Thank you, very enjoyable, purposeful day”. [Strongest features:] “SWOT and how to develop- thanks, very good”. “Useful tools to take back to school”.

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