We recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC) plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life.
We have seven personal attributes which we aim to nurture and develop in all children in order to become confident lifelong learners. These are:
- Resilience and determination
- Independence and confidence
- Team working
- Personal safety and well being
These attributes are developed and delivered through assemblies, special projects, the School Forum and the everyday teaching and learning that occur daily within the school day. We acknowledge the importance of outdoor learning and sustainability and produce many outdoor learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum ranging from Forest School in the Foundation Stage to residential trips in both years five and six. In Citizenship education the children develop knowledge, skills and understanding that are needed to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens. The children learn about politics, parliament and voting as well as human rights, justice, the law and the economy. They also learn the skills of active citizenship. Teaching is brought to life using real issues and events in local to global contexts.