At Dyke House Sports and Technology College we recognise that the personal development of students, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We aim to provide an education that provides students with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, develop high expectations of themselves and others, a positive and caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of cultures. The school will ensure that students should understand how the culture(s) in which they live influences individual thinking and behaviours.
All curriculum areas and each school have a contribution to make in the student's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for this are be planned for in Learning Guide programmes and across each curriculum area.
All members of Dyke House staff will model and promote SMSC, treating all people equally as unique and valuable individuals, showing concern and respect for students and their families.
The Schools Within Schools system provides a community where students can find acceptance for themselves as unique individuals and where opportunities to develop character, collaboration and creativity support an ethos of developing the whole student.
Students learn the difference between right and wrong. They are aware that their actions affect others. They are encouraged to value themselves and others.
Students develop an understanding of the need for rules, routine and discipline in establishing an effective climate for learning. College and classroom rules reflect, emphasise, promote and reward positive behaviour and provide opportunities to celebrate students' work and achievements.
All schools and areas of the curriculum seek to use examples and illustrations drawn from as wide a range of cultural contexts as possible. This is reflected in teacher's planning, teaching and resources.
SMSC By Subject (Click on the links below to see how we cover SMSC in each subject area)