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Meynell Primary School

Aspire, Believe, Explore, Achieve

Spiritual, Moral Social and Cultural


At Meynell Primary School we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.


We aim to:

  • Provide a balanced, engaging and broad education that gives our children opportunities to explore and develop their own, values and beliefs, spiritual awareness.
  • Encourage a positive and caring attitude towards other people; an understanding of British Values and its social and cultural traditions as well as an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. 


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development is promoted, not only through all the subjects of the curriculum, but also through the ethos of the school and our shared values.



Jigsaw is more than a PSHE Scheme of Work. It provides a structured programme of personal development to nurture the ‘whole child’ and increase learning capacity, underpinned by mindfulness philosophy and practice. Every Jigsaw lesson from Early Years to Y6 offers opportunities for children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, and this is clearly mapped and balanced across each year group. Likewise, Jigsaw is designed to provide structured opportunities in every lesson to practise and enhance the five skills associated with the emotional literacy (self-awareness, social skills, empathy, motivation and managing feelings). 


Jigsaw also provides children opportunities to explore and promote the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of others.

SMSC at Meynell