Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710


Abbeymead Primary School

Ready for Life

Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) Development

 At Abbeymead, 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 therefore aim to provide an education that provides children 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. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life.

We aim:

  • to provide pupils with a rounded education, including learning how to work and play together, understanding and respecting others’ points of view, respecting and applying rules and understanding why these exist. 
  • to prepare pupils to contribute to society and culture throughout their lives, and enable them to participate actively and positively in the life of the school, their local community and wider society.
  • to encourage pupils to value themselves and their unique contributions to their own and others’ lives, and in turn to value and celebrate others and their qualities and abilities. 


Emotional Intelligence

Our children are growing up in a world that provides many more challenges, as well as opportunities than ever before. As a school, we think it’s important that our children understand how to cope with the stresses and strains of modern day living. The ABC Programme extends across the whole-school, and provides pupils with a weekly opportunity to develop self-awareness, effective emotional balance and compassion towards others. Each child has a Reflection Book, which provides a private opportunity to record their personal thoughts.

Awareness: Developing self-awareness and awareness of others through quiet thought and reflection.

Balance:  Action planning for personal development

Compassion: Understanding how I can be kind to myself and others


We also follow planning from Gloucestershire's PINK Curriculum for Safeguarding 


SMSC overview