Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
Intent, Implementation & Impact
Our aim at Dulverton is for each child to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally throughout their years at school. It is a subject that is embedded within all areas of the curriculum to help children with their development. All staff members create an environment in which children are respected for their own feelings and beliefs and have empathy for others.
Our curriculum is designed with the intent that our children will become independent, show curiosity towards their learning, have a love for learning, show kindness and care towards each other. We also encourage all pupils to be respectful, celebrate their differences, have high expectations, show integrity and feel part of a community.
Our school motto is, ‘We love to learn. We like to play. We do our best in every way.’ This motto is shared around the school to embed our twelve school values and promote community spirit. We have six golden rules which are displayed around the school and in all classrooms to encourage positive behaviour.
SMSC delivers a curriculum that:
At Dulverton, we aim to provide learning opportunities to enhance the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by:
|We can see the impact of SMSC through displays, class discussions, in celebration assemblies and in the children’s books. As the children progress through the school, they understand how to be reflective about their own beliefs and respect the beliefs of others. They have a fascination for learning. Also, the children have a good understanding of the difference between right and wrong and the consequences of different behaviours and actions. Furthermore, they use a range of social skills and have the opportunity to work with others across the school. Finally, the children understand and appreciate the wide range of cultures that have shaped how we live today and how to live peacefully in a multi-diverse society both as adults and children. All of these skills will help them to enjoy the wonderful world that is waiting for them!|