National SMSC Quality Mark Verification

'Gold Level' Quality Mark

As a result of the recent verification visit, Safa British School has been awarded gold level of the National SMSC Quality Mark, and this has been confirmed by the Quality Assurance Panel.

SMSC Report, October 2022

SMSC related strengths

Safa sets out to ‘unlock potential and encourage pupils to ‘Dream Big’! Pupils’ confidence and belief in themselves shone through the screen.
Pupils' Confidence
The embedding of Moral, Social and Cultural Studies (MSCS) has paved the way for Safa to embrace SMSC and not only link it to MSCS but also look for new opportunities to be leading the way. In your recent British Overseas Inspection report from February of this year, it states that the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding.
Moral, Social & Cultural Studies
The PULSE check-in system for the pupils and the use of this to also show staff appreciation and praise.
Praise & Appreciation

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

The schools is a micro-world of languages and nationalities and it was wonderful to hear and see how these are all embraced, celebrated and shared. And where possible, encourage parental participation.

When asked to use only one word to describe the school: Adaptive  Comfortable  Diverse  Beautiful  Awesome  Fun  Splendiferous  Glamorous  Colourful  Special  Cultural  Appreciation Resilient  Community  Family  Happy  Calm  Caring Purple

About SMSC

Recognising Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development

SMSC is essential to the academic progress of pupils. It doesn’t happen in isolation – it saturates through the school and is linked to everything the school does, its ethos and attitude. It needs to be supported and articulated by school leaders and governors, and should be visible in all day-to-day decisions and relationships.

All areas of the curriculum contribute to SMSC development. Some of this will occur as a result of informal, opportunistic or accidental occurrences, but it cannot be left to chance – it needs to be the foundation of well-planned learning, supported by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of staff, enabling children and the adults who work with them, to flourish.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural provision has the potential to raise aspirations. It can also develop empathy, deepen spirituality, connect young people with their communities and develop their core values. It creates opportunities for pupils to learn and practise human virtues and values such as compassion, hope, faith and forgiveness.