Aim: To further develop our consistent approach to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development within assemblies and form time.

A high quality school assembly is one of the most important aspects of Reach school’s curriculum. Assemblies at Reach School aim to nurture a positive school ethos that stresses care for the self, others and the pursuit of all forms of excellence. Assemblies aim to make a positive contribution to pupil self-development and therefore are at the heart of raising achievement and standards. Here at Reach school we have an in depth focus on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC). SMSC is central to the development and growth of students as people, and here at Reach School we believe this is at the heart of education.


Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.


Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the British values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.