Thought For The Week
Start your students’ school day with an SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) tutorial Thought For The Week.
Created around a keyword, this easy to deliver PowerPoint incorporates recent news and calendar events within a literacy framework.
The SMSC4Schools “Thought for the Week” programme has been developed with teachers and students in mind and meets the requirements of Ofsted as set in the 2002 Education Act.
All maintained schools must meet the requirements set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. Through ensuring pupils’ SMSC development, schools can also demonstrate they are actively promoting fundamental British values.
From January 2020 the weekly Secondary Schools PowerPoint is now accompanied by a video version, in which the creator of Thought For The Week, Richard, is superimposed (via green screen) onto the Thought For The Week and delivers it directly to your students , while freeing up time for your teaching staff, we have had lots of positive feedback from our schools, one school, in particular, were able to calculate that this new video version of Thought For The Week will save them between 78 and 117 teaching hours each academic year – (39 powerpoints x 10/15 minutes x 12 teachers) an absolutely massive saving !
Just press play and let Richard do the rest, pausing the video to allow for class discussion on topics of interest. The Thought For The Week video varies in length week to week but on average you will receive a video between 10 and 15 minutes, which gives sufficient time for an insightful, inspiring and relevant tutorial at the beginning of the school day.
The PowerPoint and video are written and delivered for a secondary school audience (years 7-13), however, we realise that SMSC isn’t secondary school-specific, as a result, we also offer a primary level (years 5-6) differentiated version of just the PowerPoint which covers all the aspects of the secondary level Thought For The Week but in a much broader sense
See exemplars of our Thought For The Week below.
This tutorial/assembly PowerPoint/video is sent directly to your email each Thursday evening, for delivery by teachers and tutors across the school during the following week.
For a 3 week (no obligation) free trial simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you would like to start receiving a free trial of these weekly presentations. After 3-weeks, we’ll ask you if you would like to subscribe and continue receiving the Thought For The Week.
“The SMSC4SCHOOLS Thought for the Week PowerPoints are engaging, accessible and stimulating. They provide excellent opportunities for students to examine SMSC themes whilst being linked to current affairs and literacy.” Deputy Head, Harwich and Dovercourt High School.
Annual subscription to the Primary Schools Thought For The Week is £245.00 per year (PowerPoint only)
Annual subscription to the Secondary Schools Thought for the Week is £345.00 per year (including PowerPoint and video)
Annual subscription to both the Primary Schools (PowerPoint) and Secondary Schools (Powerpoint and Video) Thought For The Week is £395.00
We also offer special Multi-Academy Trust pricing, contact us for a bespoke quote for your Trust and your schools.