Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
At Park, the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our students is at the heart of everything we do. We ensure that they are prepared for life in modern Britain, fostering a meaningful understanding of their world and our curriculum helps them to develop an informed and balanced view on world events, beliefs, and values of others.
In lessons students have opportunities to explore their values and the values of others. Our broad and balanced curriculum holds at its heart fundamental British Values which promotes respect and tolerance of all faiths, respect of law and rules and the belief in liberty and freedom for all people. We actively promote through extra-curricular activities the role of democracy and the importance of active citizenship.
We promote SMSC in the following ways:
This relates to the quest for individual identity and the search for meaning and purpose in our existence. It leads towards the understanding of self and others. It has to do with feelings, emotions, attitudes, and beliefs. This may be done through:
- Exploring different beliefs & faiths.
- Encouraging a feeling of awe and wonder at the world.
- Allowing time for personal reflection.
Students are given the opportunity to develop a strong understanding of what is right and wrong. From this basis students may develop the ability to make judgements and to become increasingly responsible for their own actions or and behaviour. This may be done through:
- Asking and answering moral questions.
- Exploring moral dilemmas
- Engaging in charitable activities
Students are encouraged to become active members of the Park family, participating fully in the life of our school and the local community. This may be done through:
- Collaborative learning.
- Raising awareness of social media and how to use it appropriately.
- Working with the local community in charitable events.
Students are supported in the development their of personal identity, whilst at the same time acquiring awareness, understanding and tolerance regarding the cultural traditions and beliefs of others. This may be done through:
- Exploring the religion, artefacts, and music from other cultures.
- Taking an active role in sporting activities.
- Becoming involved in the ‘Building Bridges’ group which builds links with other schools.