St Augustine’s School has a strong commitment to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils. The school vision and values supports spiritual, moral, social and cultural characteristics in all pupils.
In our school pupils’ SMSC development can be seen for example, in:
- Understanding what and how important our British Values are.
- Taking part in a range of activities regarding social skills
- Developing an awareness and respect for diversity
- Developing and appreciation of theatre, music and the arts.
- Developing an understanding of right and wrong.
- Developing the communication skills to make choices about
likes/dislikes in school then in wider community visits.
- Taking part in sporting opportunities.
- Taking part in cultural opportunities.
- Taking part in artistic opportunities.
SMSC is embedded throughout the curriculum at St Augustine’s. This integrated approach ensures that aspects of SMSC are considered in all subject areas.
Beyond the Curriculum
We are also committed as a school to our enrichment experiences. This is done through:
• Arts, Music and Cultural Specialists visits to give pupils an opportunity to explore aspects of
• We are currently are a Rights Respecting Level 2 school
Our curriculum gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, and make the most of their own abilities and those of others. It is closely linked with Every Child Matters, and encompasses our work within Citizenship, Global Goals, Right Respecting & PSHE.
We also use enrichment activities such as visitors and experiences to further enhance our PSHE curriculum.
St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School is closely linked with the Parish Church and the Parish Community. Please see also our RE/Catholic Life pages.
Pupils are encouraged to develop links with the local community through:
• Stay & Pray sessions and whole school masses
• Singing in the Parish at Christmas and local nursing homes
• St Augustine’s Easter, Christmas and Summer Fayres,
• Delivery of Harvest Goods with members of the Church community and creation of CAUSE Hampers at Christmas
Please find below a list of useful websites:
BBC education’s PSHE. List of PSHE websites for 4-11 year old students, including games and activities and resources for teachers and parents.
Kidsmart, learn about the internet and being a SMART surfer; plus lots of good sites for children.
CBBC’s stay safe on line.Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang.
Safety Net Kids, all things to do with keeping safe.
E-Safety, Tablets and Apps, tips and links to child friendly apps.
Anti-bullying network, links to many sites to support anti-bullying.
Stop bullying, Child-friendly, US site with tools to learn about bullying and how to prevent it.