Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
At Leagrave Primary School, we recognise that the personal development of our pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.
We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation fo the diversity and richness of other cultures.
“Leaders and all staff promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development strongly” – Ofsted 2014
How we promote children’s moral development
- Our Behaviour Policy focuses on positive behaviour management strategies. Children’s behaviour at Leagrave Primary School is excellent, and we believe this positive approach, alongside our high expectations, is key to this success. Our children are taught to recognise the impact of their behaviour on themselves as well as others.
- House point tokens are collected by the children and awarded by staff to show recognition of achievement, effort, manners and alike.
- Gemstones are handed out each week in phase assemblies. Teachers present the certificates to individuals or groups of children, in recognition of outstanding achievement, effort, extra work or displaying the values of our school at all times.
- ‘Kindness Week’ took place from February 6th– 12th, alongside Children’s Mental Health Week. Each class was given a ‘100 acts of kindness’ chart in which they had the week to fill in with as many acts of kindness as possible. The acts that were recorded included children thanking one another for sharing, using their manners or helping them with their work.
How we promote children’s social development
- Schools Linking Network provides children in Year 5 with the skills to meet and converse with other children in their local area. The project promotes community cohesion and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. As part of the Schools Linking Network Project, children were encouraged to think about their own identity and what it consists of. They created an ‘All About Me’ Jigsaw poster, where they drew what makes them unique and creates their identity.
- Play Leaders have a key responsibility in the school. When on duty, Play Leaders are expected to organise and initiate games, help the younger children to resolve playground squabbles and help children who may be feeling lonely join in with games and make friends. Our play leaders can be easily spotted on the playground with their vibrant caps and bibs.
- Remembrance Assembly- All of the Year 6 children and staff worked hard to create a poignant and respectful Remembrance Assembly which was watched by veterans, staff, children and governors. After the assembly, children had the opportunity to meet and talk to the veterans, who spent time sharing their fascinating stories with our children.
- Queen’s Birthday
- MP Talk
- Kingswood Residential Trip
- World Book Day
“All children work well together and show high levels of respect to all adults and to each other” – Ofsted 2014
How we promote children’s cultural development
- Exploring different faiths and religions is very important to us at Leagrave Primary School. Children learn about festivals, their significance and who celebrates them. Children are provided with opportunities to share their own experiences and beliefs, as well as listen to and explore those of others. Pupils appreciate that, although we may have different views, we can all live in harmony together. We recognise the enormous positive impact our diversity can have, in school and across a wider society.
- We sponsor a child in The Democratic Republic of Congo, through a project set up and run buy our School Council. This provides us with the opportunity to teach our children about diversity around the world, and recognise the impact that we can have on global society.
- Trips and Visitors – We run regular school trips across all year groups. Our regular school trips include local walks, The London Aquarium, art galleries, Wardown Park and Stockwood Park.
- Eco Classroom– A new addition to our school is our state- of- the- art ecological classroom. The classroom is used regularly by all year groups, for outdoor learning lessons and for our Eco Club. We are very proud of the classroom and the learning opportunities it provides for all of our children.
- Sports- We have specialist physical education teachers at Leagrave Primary School and our children access a range of outstanding sport, dance and gymnastics lessons. Children take part in a diverse range of events and we are very proud of all of our sporting achievements at Leagrave Primary School.