Making SMSCD Special
- What can spiritual, moral, social and cultural development “look like” for learners who are developing in atypical ways?
- How do we enable authentic learner voice within cultural and religious festivals and celebrations?
- What does ‘British Values’ mean to a young person with autism?
- Are young people with autism more vulnerable to religious and political extremism?
- How can we assess and evaluate spiritual, moral, social and cultural development within a special school?
- ‘Making SMSC Special’ is a project for building a Professional Learning Community (PLC) around the Spiritual, Social, Moral and Cultural Development of children and young people with complex learning difficulties and disabilities.
An exciting collaboration between Culham St. Gabriel’s Trust and Swiss Cottage Teaching Schools Alliance will bring added professional and cultural diversity to these dialogues, and ensure that they inform innovation that responds to the dilemmas raised, that reaches a wide stakeholder audience.
The funded project activity will run over two years, with plans in place to ensure some continuity and sustainability, possibilities for future extension funding and/or the replication or export of the project framework to other schools and organisations globally.