Promoting our Pupils' Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Spiritual Development

Children participate in Religious Education where they explore their own religious and spiritual identities, as well as those of their classmates. We invite religious leaders to our school to support children’s learning and children participate in visits to places of worship.

Religious Education

Assemblies reflect the religious diversity of the school and the world as well as recognising and valuing those that do not belong to a religion.

Religious Festivals

We celebrate significant experiences such as birthdays and festivals and ensure that children have the opportunity to feel special and valued. Families are invited to share important moments with us through the use of home school books, talking post cards, loaned cameras and other technology.

We create opportunities where children can show fascination

We create opportunities where children can show fascination and enjoyment of the natural and manufactured world and develop awareness of the world and its capacity to inspire awe and wonder.

Sensory equipment

Playing in the snow!

We provide opportunities for children to show awareness of the feelings and emotions expressed by others and to respect other people’s feelings and values.

Our children are expressive!

We plan times for children to take part in opportunities to be quiet and reflective.

Enjoying the sun at our allotment

We encourage children to use imagination and creativity in their learning.

Into the forest!

back to top

Moral Development

We encourage children to respond appropriately to the needs and feelings of others and to show consideration and kindness to others.

Rush hour at Oakleigh...

We create opportunities for children to learn from people who are excellent models of positive behaviour.

Somebody is ticklish!

Sport is important at Oakleigh

We teach children to communicate in ways that will enable them to form positive relationships and enjoy participating in school and community life.

Friends playing on a swing

back to top

Social Development

We provide a range of activities which develop children’s social skills and understanding, like how to care for people, living things, property and the environment.

many hands make light work!

Toby the dog

We teach children to work cooperatively as a member of a group or team, taking turns and sharing within a range of social contexts.

Work cooperatively

We create opportunities for children to develop positive relationships with peers and adults, including those who have different needs.

Develop positive relationship

Friends of Oakleigh visiting!

We teach children to help and support others and to experience being helped by others.

Integrating with All Saints School

We teach a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, and with a range of needs and abilities.

Oakleigh children working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Having fun and learning to mix

back to top

Cultural Development

We celebrate each other’s cultural identities and teach children to value their own cultural heritage and develop a positive, personal identity, and to show respect for other people’s values and beliefs.

We celebrate each other’s cultural identities

Make a wish...!

We encourage children to participate in, and respond positively to a range of artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities.

A visit to the British Museum

Good fun on Sports Day

We provide opportunities for children to experience and respond positively to the languages, food, music, artefacts and cultural practices of different and diverse communities.

Making music!

Learning to cook

We encourage children to show an interest in exploring cultural diversity and show positive responses towards different religions, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Having fun in class

Native American Day

Can you hear me?!

back to top