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Development of SMSC

Morton Academy has a very clear ethos in terms of the way in which we treat ourselves and each other. We aim to ensure:

  • That everyone connected with the Academy is aware of our values and principles.
  • A consistent approach to the delivery of SMSC issues through the curriculum and the general life of the Academy. 
  • That we offer positive and realistic examples and role models for our students to follow.
  • That all subject areas provide opportunities to contribute to the personal development of the students.
  • Students take responsibility for their behaviour and impact on others in and out of the classroom.
  • Students recognise the value and richness of the cultural diversity in Britain by giving them opportunities to meet different people, visit different places and discuss different belief structures and faiths.
  • Issues regarding extremist views must not be limited to one or two curriculum areas but must be studied in all areas of the
  • Academy in order to enhance understanding, foster tolerance and encourage respect.
  • E schemes develop an understanding of the ‘broadly Christian’ nature of British Society, as well as offering an insight into other religions and cultures in contemporary Britain. 
  • Students are encouraged to ask and answer questions in RE and not be afraid to touch on controversial issues.

The Academy offers students a variety of leadership opportunities. Examples of this can be seen through ‘student voice’ school council and the sports ambassador programme. Representatives for these bodies, as well as roles of Head boy and Head girl, are elected by an application and interview process. Democracy in action within the life of the school is a superb promotion of British Values.