SMSC at Cedars Primary
At Cedars Primary School we recognise that the development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part not only in their ability to learn and achieve but in their ability to relate fully to and have the ability to access the world they live in. We, therefore, aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values, whilst recognising that those of others may differ. Beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour including a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures are all critical skills and aspects that we nurture, encourage and develop through our curriculum.
All curriculum areas have a contribution to a child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for this are planned in each area of the curriculum. Belief values, principles and spirituality are explored across the curriculum. The integrity and spirituality of faith backgrounds are respected and explored. The diversity of spiritual traditions is recognised, and pupils are given access to alternative views.
All adults model and promote socially responsible behaviour, treating all people as valuable individuals and showing respect and care for our pupils and their families. Children learn to differentiate between right and wrong in their actions and how their actions affect others. They are encouraged to value themselves and others