At The Phoenix Primary School and Nursery, we celebrate spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding and development. The following definitions are our shared beliefs which you will see being positively nurtured and celebrated all around our school environment.
Spiritual Development is the emotional well being of the child or adult both as an individual and as part of the school community. It is the development of values, principles and beliefs which enable an individual to respond deeply to the world around them.
Moral Development is the growth of a set of key values, principles and beliefs, along with a considered understanding of right and wrong. It is the awareness that there are consequences for every action and choices we make collectively and as individuals. It leads to a tolerance of difference, and a deeper understanding of moral and ethical issues within a variety of contexts.
Social Development is the development of social skills to enable and empower us to be part of the class, school, community and wider world, and to make new positive relationships. It develops the skills to communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds and, where necessary, to work as part of a team, providing compassion and collaboration.
Cultural Development is bringing the school community together, based on a mutual tolerance and understanding towards different faiths, cultures and ways of life. It develops self confidence in expressing pride in one’s own beliefs and culture in a safe, respectful way. Additionally, it promotes learning and understanding of the various festivals, celebrations and faiths celebrated in our school, local area and the wider world.
We evidence SMSC and British Values in a document called Gridmaker.
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