Awakening Spirituality: SMSC Development Scheme of Work for KS3

Ten standalone lessons for KS3+ to ‘awaken spiritually’ – and meet OFSTED SMSC requirements! Carefully selected stories inspire students to think about the beliefs and experiences of others. Motivates students to reflect on their attitudes to themselves and the world around them.

  • Detailed lesson plans to minimise planning
  • PowerPoint to support class discussions and activities
  • Pupil exercise booklet encourages students to reflect on their response to the story
  • Self-contained lessons – tie in for an RS lesson or tutor/PSHE time!
  • Plenty of ideas for follow-up with extension and cross-curricular links.
  • Suitable for a range of ages and whole-school assemblies.
Each lesson explores one story: 1. The Children Who Live On The Rubbish Dump; 2. So The World Will Not Change Me; 3. Feeling Vulnerable; 4. Satish Kumar And The Walk For Peace; 5. A Different Way Of Looking At Things; 6. A New Beginning; 7. The Rainbow Of Religions; 8. The Disease of Loneliness; 9. An Easter Message For All; 10. A Christmas Message
A highly valuable resource which will allow schools to become more active in SMSC education. R Dialino, Humanities Teacher & Independent Reviewer
The resource fits in very well with the overall aim of developing spirituality within the classroom. C Gibbs, RS Teacher & Independent Reviewer

From the author of the Young Philosopher Course.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5480)
'This is a highly valuable resource for SMSCE which will allow schools to become more active in SMSC education. It will allow all teachers who use it to include SMSCE in their teaching, regardless of their position or knowledge of the subject... excellent guidance, support and ideas particularly for teachers who are trained in a different subject. The teachers guide is comprehensive providing ample information for the resource to be used by a wide range of teachers in a wide range of situations... The teachers’ tips provide excellent and often important information which will be particularly useful for inexperienced teachers or those whose experience is in other fields. I also really like the cross-curricular links section included for each story. This makes the publication suitable for a wider range of teachers and will help schools to imbed SMSCE across the school curriculum.' – R Dialino, Head of Secondary, Humanities Teacher & Independent Reviewer
'It's refreshing having a resource dedicated to spirituality rather than other aspects of RE (and PSHE ETC). I particularly liked the reflective nature of the tasks... I feel the aim of the resource fits in very well with the overall aim of developing spirituality within the classroom.' – C Gibbs, RS Teacher & Independent Reviewer
'The stories are a good idea and certainly something children will relate to... This resource could allow some reflection of values and discussion on shared ideals and personal responses to the world in general.' M Mawn, RS Teacher & Independent Reviewer