SMSC‎ > ‎FREE SMSC Newsletter‎ > ‎

SMSC Newsletter - Focus on Spring & Hope


I always look at Spring as a time of hope and it appears that March has several awareness days that bring hope to many.


As you know the new Ofsted framework is in the final stages of completion and it's worth noting that SMSC, British Values and Careers play an important part under the new section 'Personal Development', We will also be ready when the new RSE criteria is finalised.   

I've added this months contributions to our Newsletter Grid - to take a look click 'Save to PDF' for a report.


Do something funny for money!


Once every two years the great British public either raise or donate money for Comic Relief. For the past 33 years this Charity has raised over £1 billion giving hope to people in this country as well as those in other countries.​



Who Nose!

I must admit, I didn't know about everything funded by Comic Relief - here's a list of some of the amazing things they do.


Getting Involved


Schools play a big part in fund raising for Comic Relief.  In 2017  schools and nurseries raised over £5 million. We don't have to hope that children are learning what it means to help others, they already are.


Participating and responding to cultural activities, developing and expressing personal views or values, understanding how communities and societies function, understanding human feelings and emotions.


Saving the World

This topic comes up a lot, however, for there to be a Global Recycling Day, things must be and are serious.


Deep Dive for Ocean Rescue

I have no idea which intrepid reporter will be diving into the twilight zone - a part of the ocean so deep, no-one has been there      before. However, Sky News will be broadcasting live from the depths as part of their Ocean Rescue Campaign on 18th, 19th and 20th March.


Recognising right and wrong and applying it, understanding the consequences of actions. developing personal values and beliefs. 


Self-Evaluation Innovation


Take iAbacus on a 30 day free trial


SMSC is everywhere and forms a large part of self-evaluation and action planning in schools.  With a template that caters for the Self-evaluation of SMSC provision, iAbacus makes the whole process  simple and insightful.


Spring has (almost) Sprung

This time last year we were up to our ankles in snow and yet it appears that spring, along with fairly mild weather is here already.  ​


Clock This!


The clocks will soon be springing forward which means an extra hour in bed and more light in the evenings - This article explains about the history of why we do this.


Understanding how communities and societies function, experiencing fascination, awe and wonder.


We Oughta have Water!


All we have to do is turn the tap on to get all the water we need. Unfortunately, there are people in the World that aren't so lucky.


Drying Out


There are many reasons why parts of the World have little or no water.  This article explains some of the causes of drought.


Hope on Tap

By now, I bet you're wondering where the hope is.  There is some good work being done by many charities including Water Aid to help bring hope and water to isolated parts of the World.


Developing personal views or values, understanding how communities and societies function, understanding human feelings and emotions.


and finally .........


We all hope for something and this article is a great example of how human kindness can give hope.


Bye for now

Tricia Cadman - T: 0115 942 8912 E:

Technical Support

Diane T: 0115 942 8913 E:

Nick: T: 0115 942 8911 E:


Dan: T: 0115 942 8914 E:

Chris: T: 0115 942 8910 E:

*Previous editions of our Newsletter can be found on our website

Nick Robinson,
19 Jul 2019, 02:37