Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)
The personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. At Saints Peter and Paul’s we therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their Catholic faith, 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 the cultures.
All our curriculum areas have a contribution to make to a child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for this will be planned in each area of the curriculum.
All adults at Saints Peter and Paul model and promote expected behaviour, treating all people as unique and valuable individuals and showing respect for pupils and their families.
The school community is a place where pupils can find acceptance for themselves as unique individuals and where forgiveness and the opportunity to start again is fundamental to the ethos of the school.
Pupils should learn to differentiate between right and wrong in as far as their actions affect other people. They will be encouraged to value themselves and others.
Pupils should understand the need for rules and the need to abide by rules for the good of everyone. School and classroom rules should reflect, reiterate, promote and reward acceptable behaviour and provide opportunities to celebrate pupils’ work and achievements.