Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

We aim to deliver our mission statement through a wealth of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education.

 

Raising aspirations, raising standards, raising citizens. 

 

Take a look at our ongoing SMSC calendar to find out how we are delivering SMSC to our pupils.  Click HERE.

Our 2017-2018 SMSC calendar can be found HERE.

The tables below show further details of how we address SMSC education at Bearwood Primary School

Definitions Delivery at Bearwood Primary School
SPIRITUAL
  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for people’s faiths, feelings and values.
  •  sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world about them .
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning .
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences
  • Enquiry approach to RE lessons encouraging questions, discussion and engagement in a range of faiths.
  •  Encouragement for children to reflect on their learning by adding green pen comments throughout KS2.
  •  A creative curriculum in the teaching of the Foundation subjects, encompassing a range of learning experiences including trips and visitors and engagement with parents through shared learning experiences, home learning and class assemblies. 
  • A growth mindset approach with instances of creativity and resilience celebrated every day with Gerald certificates and our weekly Gerald Awards. 
  • Class and hall displays to celebrate learning and creativity.
MORAL

 

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, respect legal boundaries, and, in doing so, respect the civil and criminal law of England.
  • understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions. 
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.
  • Weekly assemblies for the whole school and in key stages to highlight moral boundaries, expectations and the difference between right and wrong.
  •  Regular assemblies and visits from our community partner to highlight particular issues. e.g. road safety, bonfire night, safeguarding, healthy relationships.
  •  School participation in Anti-Bullying Week with different activities to highlight moral issues in our community.
  •  Regular PSHE lessons in classes to deliver discussions on particular issues and to encourage pupils to reflect on their behaviour.
  •  Regular online safety reminders from staff and external partners. e.g. PCSO, Cybercrime Theatre.
SOCIAL
  •  use a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  •  willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively.
  •  acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
  •  Children are all encouraged to be part of our school and the extended community is welcomed into our school.
  •  Within classes, children work in different groupings to encourage discussion and respect across all backgrounds and abilities.
  •  Participation with other schools and groups in events e.g. sporting events, local and national music concerts.
  •  Weekly assemblies in key stages to highlight and promote British Values.
  •  Regular discussions focusing on specific British Values especially in Key Stage 2.
  •  Greater engagement with the local community – Winnersh Lights, Winnersh Fair, PTA (new organisation) events.
  •  School engagement with Parish Council events e.g. Carols in the Courts.
CULTURAL
  •  understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others.
  •  understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain.
  •  knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain.
  •  willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities.
  •  interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio economic groups in the local, national and global communities.
  • A range of visitors are welcomed into school such as local historians, a story teller from the traveller community and a clergy term to delivery different experiences.
  •  Different cultures and faiths are studied with our foundation subjects curriculum.
  •  Our School Council is elected democratically and meets regularly to discuss and promote change within the school.  Proposals are taken to the Acting Head Teacher for discussion with staff.
  •  Children have a range of musical and sporting opportunities including the wider opportunities program from Berkshire Maestros, USports and our wider community.
  •  Small group and class based discussions based on different faiths and beliefs and how we respect them.  A programme in place to increase visits to places of worship.
  •  Pupils and staff volunteer to play entry and exit music into assembly each week.