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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

SMSC

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted through the school aims, the three school rights which are the right to respect, the right to be safe and the right to learn, the 9 habits and the Oasis Fir Vale experience trail.  

Spiritual:  This includes exploring beliefs and experiences, respecting faiths, feelings and values, enjoying learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world, being able to reflect, and using imagination and creativity
Moral:  This includes recognising right and wrong, respecting the law, understanding consequences, investigating moral and ethical issues, offering reasoned views and having an appreciation of British values
Social:  This includes investigating moral issues, appreciating diverse viewpoints, participating, volunteering and cooperating, resolving conflict and engaging with the fundamental values of British democracy
Cultural: This includes appreciating cultural influences, appreciating the role of Britain’s parliamentary system, participating in culture opportunities and understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity.

 

 

 

Spiritual

Implementation:

  • Collective worship is provided through daily class reflection time and the Friday whole school celebration assembly
  • RE lessons provide an opportunity for children to learn about and discuss beliefs and religion  
  • Children have opportunities to learn about religious events and celebrations – Ramadan & Eid, Christmas
  • Children take part in national reflection events – Remembrance day, National reflection day
  • Children take part in activities where they can use their imagination and learn to infer – once upon a picture

Impact:

  • Children can talk about different religions
  • Children know how to treat people who have different values and beliefs with respect
  • Children learn how to think deeply and ask questions
  • Children develop their imagination and creativity

Moral

Implementation:

  • PSHE and RSE scheme of work
  • Oasis 9 habits and character development
  • Additional experiences throughout the year – Fairtrade fortnight, Earth day, environment week, Black history month
  • Police visits to school and the Y6 visit to crucial crew

Impact:

  • Children learn that everyone has rights. 
  • Children develop personal values to make a positive contribution to modern society.
  • Children learn to challenge stereotypes and understand they choose and can change their values.

Social

Implementation:

  • Academy ‘rules’ and rewards:  Children know and understand them, they are simple, clear and fair. Children are taught to understand they are responsible for their behaviour through the language of choice and that actions have consequences.
  • Through the zones of regulation children learn how their behaviour choices impact on other people and how communication, feelings and behaviour are linked.

Impact:

  • Children take responsibility for their behaviour choices and know that actions have consequences
  • Children understand how to behave in school and society in a socially acceptable way
  • Children know how to regulate their emotions and how to resolve conflict
  • Children can listen to others and respect different points of view

Cultural

Implementation:

  • RE & PSHE & music schemes of work
  • Children learn about celebrations throughout the year – St Mikulas Day, Chinese New Year, Roma Day
  • Children explore, value and celebrate difference through PSHE sessions, RE sessions and circles times. 
  • Topics include opportunities to learn about other countries and cultures
  • The work of the school parliament, parliament week and links to local MPs

Impact:

  • Children can talk about their own beliefs and the beliefs of others
  • Children know how to treat others with respect and celebrate diversity