Ashfield Infant and Nursery School is a school which seeks to develop confident, independent, caring and enquiring individuals who are prepared for the future. We believe in fostering life long learning through providing an environment that values mutual trust and respect, honesty and equality and seeks to develop everyone’s potential. We provide excellent learning opportunities for all and celebrate the successes of individuals and the whole community.
At Ashfield Infant and Nursery School we believe spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) underpins everything we do and this includes actively promoting British values.
The Promotion of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education. It is not taught as a lesson, rather it may be part of Religious Education, Physical Education, Personal, Social and Health Education AND part of the ethos of the school which children experience on a daily basis. SMSC is now highlighted by government as a key means of promoting basic British values and counteracting the development of religious extremism in some school settings.