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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

Enjoy, Learn & Achieve Together

SMSC

Bishop’s Waltham Junior school recognises that the personal development of 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 pupils 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
  • an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.
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At BWJS, the spiritual development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  •  sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  •  willingness to reflect on their experiences.

 

At BWJS, the moral development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

 

At BWJS, the social development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  •  willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

 

At BWJS, the cultural development of our pupils is shown by their:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of other
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

At the beginning of the academic year 2016-2017, our school values were given an overhaul. Our school values tie in very closely to the definitions above. This reinforces and promotes SMSC throughout our school.

 

We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils 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
  • an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

The following diagrams shows how BWJS promotes and provides Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of all its pupils.

 

If you have any questions/comments regarding any aspect of the schools SMSC provision please contact Mrs Daniels or Mrs Mars (SMSC Leaders)