At Holly Hill 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 believe that SMSC should be at the very heart of our school ethos and the ‘Holly Hill Way’ and therefore aim to provide an education that provides our pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.
The Citizenship Foundation defines each area of SMSC as providing children with the opportunity to;
Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
For further information please visit the policies and British Values pages.
WW1 Centenary- We are going to be working within school and the community to support the WW1 centenary by planting poppy seeds and helping the Parish council to plant trees at the local recreation ground during March.
Look at the photos below to get a taster of SMSC in action at Holly Hill!