(Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural)
At Tonge Moor Primary School we believe: ‘learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere’.
To ensure that children are meeting their true potential, we provide a curriculum that is rich in spiritual, moral, social and cultural developments.
Spiritual development relates to that aspect of inner life through which our children acquire insights into their personal existence that are of enduring worth. Spiritual is not synonymous with religious; all areas of the curriculum may contribute to pupils’ spiritual development. It is about the development of a sense of identity, self-worth, personal insight, meaning and purpose.
Moral development is about building a framework of moral values for our children, which regulates their personal behaviour. It is the development of our understanding of society’s shared and agreed values; including an understanding that there are contentious issues where there is disagreement, and that society’s values change.
Social development is about helping our young people to work effectively with each other and to participate successfully in the community as a whole. It is about the development of the skills and personal qualities necessary for living and working together; and functioning effectively in a multi-racial, multi-cultural society.
Cultural development is about our children understanding their own culture, other cultures in Salford and Greater Manchester and in the UK as a whole. It is about understanding cultures represented in Europe and elsewhere in the world; about understanding and feeling comfortable in a variety of cultures and being able to operate in the emerging world culture of shared experiences provided by television, travel and the internet.
At Tonge Moor we promote fundamental British values ‘Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.’ and as a result we expect pupils to develop the following;
- – an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
- – an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their well-being and safety;
- – an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
- – an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
- – an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
- – an understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination.
How the school prepares children for life in modern Britain