A broad and balanced curriculum which is accessible and will challenge students on an academic and personal level is vital, as is building a young person’s confidence, resilience and communication skills through a student centred community.
This will empower them to be central in driving change and shaping the future of the education we deliver at Wey Valley Academy. It will also provide students with life skills and support them in being the very best they can be.



The vision behind SMSC at Wey Valley Academy

The vision for SMSC is to raise the aspirations of our students by nurturing a passion for learning, enriching their learning experiences and providing the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in adult life, securing outcomes which exceed their expectations.

We want to create confident, resilient and well-rounded adults who have an aspiration for self-improvement and are able to compete equally with their peers in a world beyond school life.


The rationale behind SMSC at Wey Valley Academy

At the Wey Valley Academy promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are considered central to their education. People form their values in childhood. These may change over time, but those values formed in early life are likely to have a strong influence on the adult’s person role as a citizen. We recognise that the personal development of students spiritually, morally, socially and culturally play a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.

We have a duty to provide a positive influence through the curriculum and our culture, whilst also allowing our students freedom of expression and the ability to reach decisions for themselves. The example set by adults in the school and quality of relationships is of particular importance in promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Students encounter SMSC and British Values in every aspect of school life through their:

PHSE education gives students the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.

Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution for preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing 14 – 19 pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employability throughout their working lives.

The entitlement curriculum provides all students with access to a range of enrichments that will support them in their future lives. Opportunities include: