New Ofsted Evaluation Framework 2012

In the new Ofsted Framework for Schools the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development of children and young people will be a significant focus in all lesson observations as well as overall school effectiveness.

Statements in the New Ofsted Inspection Framework describe the kind of impact SLN programmes and classroom activities offer in relation to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development:

For example “the schools thoughtful and wide ranging promotion of the pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development enable them to thrive in a supportive, highly cohesive learning community” forms part of the descriptor for ‘Outstanding Overall Effectiveness’.

“The school’s curriculum provides highly positive, memorable experiences and rich opportunities for high quality learning, has a positive impact on all pupils’ behaviour and safety and contributes very well to pupils’ achievement and to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development” forms part of the descriptor for ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management”.

For further information please visit the Ofsted website here or click on the following link How to Interpret SMSC.

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