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Educating the whole child Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development January 2006 Contents 1 Introduction 3 2 Spiritual Development 4 3 Moral Development 8 4 Social Development 12 5 Cultural Development 15 6 SMSC across the curriculum 19 7 Assessing SMSC in the primary school 27 8 Citizenship in secondary schools 34 9 The Christian ethos of the school and sex and relationships education 38 10 Resources and websites 39 1 Introduction Since the 1988 Education reform Act schools have had a statutory duty to ‘promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society’. The Education (Schools) Act 1992 underlined the importance of…show more content…
Spiritual Development and the ethos of a church school Activities should take place within the life and work of a church school which: provide a safe and secure environment in which all pupils feel they are valued for the unique contribution each one of them can make; encourage and promote participation in the life of the school in ways that contribute to the well-being of everyone; ensure that pupils can express their beliefs, experiences, insights and feelings without a fear of ridicule, knowing that their ideas matter and are taken seriously; respect the rights of pupils who do not wish to discuss personal or sensitive issues and enable pupils to share what they have in common and to celebrate their differences. Spiritual Development across the curriculum In a church school, it is important there is evidence of spiritual development across the curriculum and that every curriculum area includes some aims and objectives which make spiritual development more explicit in the teaching and learning process. The following are some examples: to develop the pupils’ capacity for critical and independent thought to foster the emotional life of individual pupils, particularly with regard
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