At South Kirkby Academy we believe it is our job to help all pupils grow into successful, resilient well rounded individuals in a community. Citizens who are ready to take on challenges and thrive in an ever evolving world. We strive to nurture pupils to build self-esteem and confidence in both curricular and extra-curricular activities. We believe all pupils are leaders of the next generations.


Through the learning in SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural learning) pupils at SKA will grow in confidence and self-esteem. We aim to develop well-rounded individuals who are critical-forward thinking individuals with respect for all. Pupils will be resilient, open to others ideas and able to share their point of view on community/world issues happening around them. 




 SMSC is greater than a single subject, it is part of the life and ethos of our school. The foundations of SMSC are through our relationships (with each other, the community, the Academy Trust and to wider links such as our Link School in Zimbabwe). In all subjects we embed learning of SMSC through community issues to wider Global learning. We also have a School Parliament who meet regularly listening and acting on pupil voice to develop rewards, play time equipment and behaviour. For more information about how each individual element in SMSC is met across our school please see the document below titled - SMSC Development Plan.



We believe by educating others about themselves, others, their community and the wider World we are able to develop well-rounded individuals who are able to develop their own values and beliefs whilst respectfully challenging others. We aim to develop pupils who are critical thinkers, reflective and forward thinking.

Whole School Overview for SMSC

Extra Information on SMSC

 LTP PLAN SMSC.docxDownload
 South Kirkby Academy SMSC Whole School Development Plan.docxDownload
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Information about British Values:


The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014.  At SKA these values are reinforced regularly. 

How SMSC is promoted through our School Parliament:



In the School Parliament we listen to each others ideas and opinions. We respect and tolerate ideas and are sensitive in our disagreements. We use our imagination and creativity from our school and selves to think of new ideas from performing in Wakefield Royal Theatre to planting seeds in Wakefield Park. We reflect collaboratively on our successes and aim to improve where we believe we did not meet our full potential.



To be a parliament representative we have to be a role model through our behaviour and attitudes to show all in our school we are young leaders. We are committed to thinking about making choices which reflect the South Kirkby way. We think carefully about decisions thinking about choices we have to make.



We work in different ways with those in our school, independently leading assemblies and wider by representing our school at Waterton Parliament Meetings. We co-operate and resolve conflicting ideas effectively and sensitively. In the Parliament we show a shared interest in bettering our community and in supporting Waterton Parliament Community.



As part of our School Parliament and Waterton Parliament we appreciate individuals who are important to our community. We use our creative powers to develop ways to show case our talent such as Art galleries of our work.


South Kirkby, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 3DP

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