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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Curriculum

Our Values

At The Latimer Arts College, we all share one key aim: for each individual to secure personal success by aiming for excellence in all that they do.

We place no boundaries on ambition, no limits on aspirations and no barriers in the way of achievement. 

We work together to ensure that everyone in our learning community feels respected, valued and is provided with every opportunity to be the best that they can be!

To achieve this, we actively encourage our students to develop the qualities and skills that will prepare them for life-long success, these being:

  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Communication

The content and delivery of our curriculum helps to promote and instil these values.  In addition to the opportunities as detailed in each year group’s curriculum pathway, we also take opportunities to promote these values through our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) curriculum and Personal Development Programme (PDP).

Our Assembly Programme

Our assemblies are diverse and promote and reinforce traditional values, especially those of respect and tolerance. Regular assemblies are delivered on e-safety, anti-bullying, participation in charity work and topical issues.

Our Vertical Tutoring / Personal Development Curriculum (PDP)

Mutual respect is a vital part of our vertical tutoring programme. Our students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are taught how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety policy and PDP work on ‘Keeping Myself Safe’.

Our Religious Studies Curriculum  (RS)

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs is promoted in RS and Cultural Studies as our students gain a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices for those religions represented in the UK. Planning for RS is directed by the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) - Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

Our Physical Education Curriculum (PE)

Promotion of the concept of “fair play”, following and developing rules, celebrating and rewarding success, accepting defeat and participating in activities that promote cooperation with others and inclusion for all form an integral part of our PE curriculum.

Involvement in key local and national events:

Our enrichment programme is comprehensive, and is based around both annual, recurring and unique events and includes activities such as:

  • MacMillan Coffee Morning
  • Comic Relief / Sports Relief
  • Remembrance Day
  • Children in Need
  • E:Safety Week
  • Anti-Bullying Week
  • World Book Day