At Falcon Primary School we recognise that the personal development of our pupils; spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness and high standards of personal behaviour. We will encourage a caring attitude towards other people; an understanding of diverse cultural traditions and an appreciation of other cultures.
The school’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) policy will:
- Ensure that everyone connected with the school is aware of our values and principles.
- Ensure a consistent approach to the delivery of SMSC issues through the curriculum and the ethos of the school.
- Ensure that pupils’ education is set within a context that is meaningful and appropriate to their age, aptitude and background.
- Ensure that pupils know what is expected of them and why.
- Give each pupil a range of opportunities to reflect upon and discuss their beliefs, feelings and responses to personal experience.
- Enable pupils to develop an understanding of their individual and group identity.
- Enable pupils to begin to develop an understanding of their social and cultural environment and develop an appreciation of the many cultures that now enrich our society.
- Give each pupil the opportunity to explore social and moral issues and develop a sense of social and moral responsibility.
Four Core Areas
- Spiritual Development
- Moral Development
- Social Development
- Cultural Development
All curriculum areas have a contribution to make, to enrich and expand children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Opportunities for these will be planned in each area of the curriculum, using our Falcon Primary School SMSC Framework.
Spirituality based on all religions values and principles will be explored and celebrated across curriculum areas, especially in RE and acts of Collective Worship. The diversity of spiritual traditions will be recognised, and pupils will be given access to alternative views.
All adults will model and promote exemplary behaviour; treating all members of the school community as unique and valuable individuals; showing love and respect for pupils.
To view our Collective Worship Policy visit the School Policies section