SMSC Development

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

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 and enjoyment of the natural and manufactured world and develop awareness of the world and its capacity to inspire awe and wonder.

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.

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

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

Moral Development

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.