Spiritual Moral Social Cultural

At Crowle CE First School we promote our pupil's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) and promote fundamental British values. Our motto 'Caring. Confident. Committed to Learning' encourages pupils to develop their self-esteem, self-confidence and self-knowledge, based upon distinctively Christian values.

Our school offers learners regular opportunities to engage in high quality experiences that develop a personal spirituality.

The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people's faiths, feelings and values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences

Our school fosters positive relationships based on distinctively Christian values between all members of the school and wider community.

The moral development of pupils is shown by their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues

Our school offers opportunities for learners to reflect on and respond to beliefs, values and profound human experiences from a range of faith perspectives.

The social development of pupils is shown by their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with representatives from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain. 

Learners have an understanding of Christianity as a multi cultural world faith and respect the diversity and difference within other faith communities.

The cultural development of pupils is shown by their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • understanding, respect for and appreciation of their own and other cultures withing school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities