SMSC in Art


Through a kinetic approach to feeling, seeing and hearing pupils respond creatively as individuals. We aim to nurture emotion and enable pupils to reflect on the overwhelming beauty and brilliance of artistic expression in art, music and drama.


Moral education in Art involves pupils expressing their own response to moral dilemmas, emotions and both political and domestic situations. They can appreciate the work of practitioners in expressing unfairness, injustice and in celebrating the victory of good over evil. Encouraging critical discussion in response to challenging art  will be an integral process in learning and development.


Social education in Art provides an individual and collective experience that contributes to a pupils’ social development. Through group collaboration pupils develop social skills as they realise the necessity of pooling ideas, then selecting and developing them with a large degree of co-operation and mutual agreement. They should also be aware that they have a responsibility to the rest of the group and must not let them down. All creative arts provide the opportunity to explore and express ideas and feelings. Throughout this process, students will develop their ability to identify, listen to, understand and respect the views and values of others in discussion.


Cultural education in Art  involves students developing an aesthetic appreciation of the arts drawn from a wide variety of traditions with a diversity of genres, forms and purposes. Pupils have an opportunity to explore aspects of their own culture and begin to recognise, and appreciate, differences in art from different times and places. They can also begin to make connections between different cultures.

British values

The Art curriculum delivers British values through the active participation and promotion of a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about the world around them:

  • We promote tolerance through different people’s ideas, creative responses and understanding of different cultures and styles within art.
  • Students are encouraged to question and explore sensitive and controversial issues, whilst maintaining tolerance and respect for the views and beliefs of others.
  • Discussing and working in the style and using the techniques of a wide variety of artists and designers.  British art is promoted in all year groups.
  • Extends beyond the classroom with a wide range of events in their local community.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to work independently and as a team to build resilience and self-esteem through tasks, sharing ideas and resources, peer assessment and encouraging students to support each other.