Stocks Lane Primary School

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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

SMSC | Stannington Infant School

 At Stocks Lane Primary School we believe that Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development is vital in helping your child grow into a happy, successful adult and an active citizen within the 21st century .  



 Pupils’ spiritual development is shown by their:

  • beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life & their interest in & respect for different people’s feelings & values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences.  


 Pupils' moral development is shown by their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives
  • understanding of the consequences of their actions
  • interest in investigating, and offering reasoned views about, moral and ethical issues.  


 Pupil's social development is shown by their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • interest in, and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels. 


 Pupils' cultural development is shown by their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage
  • willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religions, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities. 

Each week, our whole school assemblies focus on learning more about one of our fundamental British Values of Democracy, Respect and Tolerance, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty which is linked to issues in the weekly news. They underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain valuing our community and celebrating diversity of the UK.

Key Stage Assemblies use Votes For Schools to understand  how democracy can change lives and take part in live votes.


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