At Christ Church Primary our curriculum extends beyond the academic. We support pupils to develop in many aspects of their life so that they are able to flourish in all aspects of their personhood: physically, academically, socially, morally and spiritually. We aim to:
- To promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils in order for all pupils to grow and flourish
- To ensure a consistent approach to the delivery of SMSC issues through the curriculum and the general life of the school
- To ensure that a pupil’s education is set within a context that is meaningful and appropriate to their age, aptitude and background
- To prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
- To promote respect and consideration for differences in gender, race and religion
- To enable pupils to begin to develop an understanding of their social and cultural environment and an appreciation of the many cultures that now enrich our society
- To give each pupil the opportunity to explore spiritual, social and moral issues, and develop a sense of social and moral responsibility
- To seize upon spontaneous moments to enhance the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
SMSC in the Curriculum
SMSC development is taught through and reflected in all areas of the curriculum and through all aspects of school life. Pupils are provided with the opportunities to gain in knowledge and understanding and to develop the skills they need to participate in the life of the diverse community in which they live. Our curriculum provides our children with opportunities, across a broad range of subject areas, to experience life in all its diversity and to develop their knowledge of social, moral, spiritual and cultural concern and celebration. We challenge children to think deeply and wrangle with social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues, to debate and to learn to listen to and appreciate others’ points of view and others’ situations in the world.
Our extra-curricular activities include a wide range of artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities which encourage pupils to work together and use imagination in their learning. They are of an excellent quality, run by our own staff who uphold our Christian values and ethos. Residential experiences provided in phase one, two and three give children positive collaborative experiences and opportunities to appreciate the value of friendship and further develop an appreciation of God’s world.
At Christ Church Primary School, our understanding of spirituality is:
Understanding myself and my place within the world, recognising the beauty of creation and the possibility of something beyond the ordinary.
At Christ Church Primary School, our understanding of moral development is:
Exploring, understanding and recognising shared values and considering the issues of right and wrong.
At Christ Church Primary School, our understanding of social development is:
Learners working effectively together and participating successfully in the school community as a whole. Pupil’s gain interpersonal skills that allow them to form successful relationships and to become a positive team member.
At Christ Church Primary School, our understanding of cultural development is:
Learners develop an understanding of their own culture and of other cultures locally, nationally and internationally and how cultures have shaped their own heritage and that of others. Children learn to feel comfortable in a variety of cultures and value cultural diversity.