Excellence in the Heart of the Community
Wade Deacon Trust
Citizenship teaching provides 'knowledge, skills and understanding' to 'play a full and active part in society’ (National Curriculum 2014).
The citizenship curriculum fosters:
keen awareness and understanding of
skills and knowledge to
skills and knowledge to weigh evidence, debate and
pupils' ability 'to '.
At Hillside High School, the term SMSC is used to describe the teaching of the following:
PSHE - Personal, Social and Health education
BV - British Values
CIEAG - Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
SMSC – Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
A dedicated SMSC programme runs throughout the school year in which students are taught compulsory Citizenship education along with other aspects of SMSC as outlined above. Students in years 7 and 8 also complete shorter activities during morning registration time. Assemblies take place once a week which link to an aspect of SMSC.
The full plan can be viewed by clicking here (SMSC Overview 2017/2018)
Hillside’s SMSC programme has been mapped to the statutory requirements for delivering citizenship education and can be viewed by clicking here (Statutory Citizenship requirements)
There are many events and activities which take place throughout the year in which is linked to SMSC/ Citizenship. Some examples of events that took place in 2016/2017 are detailed below.
Business and enterprise challenges such as the Everton business challenge
Charity events which take place throughout the school year.
Visits by charities to deliver assemblies on the work they do in the community
Each week form tutors receive the SMSC circular which include
Quote of the week linked to assembly theme
Assembly discussion questions
British Values assembly link
Career Assembly link