Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Social
Behaviour and the quality of all relationships within our school are judged as 'outstanding'. Our pupils genuinely care about and consider the feelings of others. They take their social responsibilities seriously both locally, nationally and internationally through charitable support and child sponsorship.
 
Spirituality
Our pupils learn that they are unique and special from the moment they come into the Foundation Stage. They are encouraged to love and care about each other and the world. Opportunities to explore life, learn and grow are afforded our children through the arts, language, outdoor learning and experiences or visits.
 
Moral
Our pupils have a clearly defined sense of right and wrong underpinned through British values and a respect for, and understanding of, other faiths and cultures. In addition, they are guided toward consideration of wider moral issues through discussion and debate and the ability to listen carefully to the views of others.
 
British Values
British values are important to us. They represent the relationships we form with one another in school.
  • Equality of opportunity. 
  • Freedom of Speech. 
  • The right to live free from persecution.
  • Decision making through democracy.
  • Law that protects citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.
  • Freedom to choose and hold other faiths and tolerance and acceptance of the faith followed by others.
  • Importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.

Our schools are committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting these values.

We encourage admissions from all those entitled to education under British law regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status. We are an inclusive school. We believe in …

 Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

  • Our R.E curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures.
  • If we have children with English as an additional language on roll we actively promote integration into our school family and share their culture.
  • We combine faith units of learning with ‘Living in the Wider World.’

Rule of Law

  • Pupils understand the impact on our school community of everyone being a ‘boss of their own behaviour’.
  • Pupils want to ‘do the right thing’. There is choice not compliance.
  • We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all stakeholders understand and follow.
  • We regularly review our behaviour policy in school and share this with all stakeholders.
  • School has links with the local police through the school liaison officer.
  • We have strong links with the Local Authority involving Probation, Police, Fire and Drugs services.

 Individual Liberty

  • Pupils actively own learning in the classroom and are a “Boss of their own learning.”
  • Pupils enjoy sharing key roles and responsibilities in school, identified by badges to signify their role of responsibility such as Official Helper, Buddy, Learning Buddy, Technician.
  •  ‘Star Badges’ recognise and celebrate our uniqueness.
  • Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Pupils have a self respect shown in pride in appearance and presentation of work.
  • School educates and provides boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely for example during forest school activities.
  • The aims, ethos and vision statement are embodied in all that we do in school.
  • Pupils use of the spiritual garden to enjoy space and quiet to reflect.

Mutual Respect

  • Minimal behaviour issues exist at playtime and lunch, pupils respect each other.
  • Teaching that embodies values of Mutual Respect through learning foci such as Relationships and Being a Responsible Citizen.
  • Charities and needs of others in the world are supported eg Nepal, ShelterBox,
  • Sports Coaches, Teachers and Teaching Assistants actively promote an attitude of equality and fairness in PE.
  • ’Peer learning support’ promotes mutual respect between pupils across different phases of school.
  • Pupils welcome the community on site for lunch on a regular basis.

 Democracy

  • Pupils make decisions about the organisation of their classroom and their learning.
  • Pupils are involved in democratic processes e.g. voting for school councillors and shared rewards.
  • Pupils use debating in their learning and understand the the principles they should follow.
  • The school council and Trust Council is led and managed by pupils and adheres to democratic processes, reporting its actions to the Governing Body each term.
Cultural and Multi-Cultural
The provision we make to support the cultural development of our children is extensive. Their understanding of their own cultural heritage is extended through studies of Cornish art, language and literature. We ensure access to high quality performance, theatre and the arts through residential visits to London. Through our study of other faiths and cultures we ensure our pupils fully understand and appreciate Britain as a multi-cultural country. We have very close links with local Churches, Sithney, Light and Life, Carleen Community Church and Chynhale Chapel. Our pupils know the churches well and visit them to study, present work and sometimes to worship. The children have created a spiritual garden space within the school grounds.