Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Spiritual
  • The school has a supportive Christian ethos where pupils can be individuals, develop respect for others and be respected themselves.
  • Christian values underpin all aspects of the school’s work.
  • We offer pupils the opportunity to develop a sense of purpose based on agreed Christian Values.
  • Pupils are encouraged to be reflective during collective worship and in R.E and PSHE lessons.
  • The school follows the Worcestershire Agreed syllabus for R.E and this is supported by other curriculum areas.
  • Celebration assembly enables pupils to share and celebrate their and other pupil’s, successes and achievements.
  • Celebrating talents allows pupils to develop a sense of self.
  • Pupils take part in prayer and are helped to reflect on how biblical messages are relevant to their lives today.
  • Pupils visit special places e.g. St John the Baptist Church Fladbury and Worcester Cathedral.
  • We have a rich and varied curriculum and seek to develop creative and imaginative responses to art and music. Pupils are encouraged to explore and develop that which animates them.
  • During the school day there is time for peace, happiness, tranquillity.
Moral
  • A clear moral code provides the basis for behaviour and this is promoted consistently through all aspects of school life.
  • Policies and curriculum planning provide opportunities for children to explore questions of right and wrong and explore moral codes.
  • Pupils and staff discuss the outcomes and consequences of actions.
  • Pupils regularly raise funds for related charities and understand what is happening in other parts of the world.
  • Pupils feel comfortable to express their views and show good sportsmanship
  • The school environment, through display etc., reinforces the values of the school community.
  • School rules, rewards and sanctions are clearly defined and understood.
  • Staff and older children act as role models during everyday life.
  • We teach the difference between right and wrong and adults consistently model, through the quality of relationships in school, fairness, integrity, justice, respect and conflict resolution.
  • Class rules are drawn up by the children and teacher at the beginning of the year.
  • Code of conducts are used for internet safety and bullying and shared with parents.
  • The lunchtime buddy scheme this is used to support younger children in school.
Social
  • We foster a sense of community and our pupils are tolerant and respectful of difference.
  • We promote equality.
  • We take opportunities to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Among others, we support, Children in Need, the Pershore Foodbank and Christian Aid.
  • New pupils adjust well to the school and are firmly accepted by their classmates.
  • We develop our pupils’ leadership skills and give them opportunities to exercise responsibility: for example through the School Council, Playground Leaders and CREW Committee.
  • Buddy schemes - children in Year 4 are buddies to children in Pre School in order to help them at lunchtimes and playtimes.
  • Playground leaders - several children are trained in playground leadership - they promote fair play and introduce games to the children at break times.
  • School Council - meet half termly with the Assistant Head to look at ways to improve our school.
  • A range of afterschool clubs are offered.Residential trips are offered in Y3/4 to promote positive corporate experiences.
  • Pupils join with other pupils from local schools to participate in sports contests and collaborate in teams to compete against other clusters of schools.
Cultural
  • Termly International Days allow pupils the opportunity to explore their own cultural assumptions and values.
  • We have a links through Pershore High School in Zambia.
  • We recognise and nurture pupils’ particular gifts and talents. All are encouraged to be the best that they can be.
  • We provide opportunities for pupils to participate in literature, drama, music, art, crafts and other cultural events and encourage pupils to reflect on their significance.
  • We develop partnerships with outside agencies and individuals to extend pupils’ cultural awareness, for example, theatre, museum and resident artists.
  • We reinforce the school’s cultural values through displays, posters, exhibitions etc.