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Rosebank SchoolListening, Responding, Learning


At Rosebank we offer our children a varied and extensive SMSC  (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) education.  We strive to create a learning environment which promotes respect, diversity and self-reflection and equips our pupils with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they will need to succeed in their future lives. 

We use the ‘No Outsiders in Our School’ scheme to support the teaching of and fuel the discussion around SMSC topics, including promoting diversity, anti-bullying and taking pride in ourselves.  This scheme uses picture books as a focal point and allows the children to explore complex subject matter in an accessible way.


We learn about different religions; their celebrations, festivals and traditions.

We consider faith and values, promoting respect for others.

We value self-reflection and, where possible and appropriate for the child, allow our pupils the time, space and support needed to reflect on their actions, experiences and beliefs.  

We learn about ourselves and each other and celebrate the differences.

We explore and express feelings.

We encourage creative thinking and imaginative play.


We promote the recognition of right and wrong.

We investigate views on moral and ethical issues.

We appreciate the viewpoints of others.


We teach social skills.

We facilitate and support our children to participate in a variety of communities and social settings

We advocate British values including tolerance, freedom, the rule of law, belief in personal and social responsibility and respect for British institutions.


We understand and appreciate our own culture and that of others.

We have knowledge of British democratic systems and use some of these within school wherever possible and appropriate.

We participate in artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities.

We celebrate diversity and consider the richness that this diversity brings to our school, our town, our country and our world.