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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

At Buryfields we foster a lifelong love of learning through an exciting, enjoyable, challenging and motivating curriculum. We firmly believe that every child deserves the very best start in life and have high aspirations for all. At Buryfields, we put the children at the centre of all we do.

The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is considered to be ‘a whole school issue’. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted not only through all the subjects of the curriculum but also through the ethos of the school and through the development of positive attitudes and values and planned time for reflection.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is crucial for individual pupils and it is crucial for society as a whole. We believe it is the heart of what education is all about - helping pupils grow and develop as people.

It is an expectation at Buryfields Infant School that all staff, in all subjects, can and will make a contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils through the taught curriculum and through the use of appropriate teaching and learning strategies e.g. discussion, reflection, pupil participation, circle time, collective worship etc.

The importance of relationships between all school staff, parents and governors is crucial. These relationships will be characterised by mutual respect, by positive attitudes, by the willingness to listen and be listened to and by the valuing of all pupils. Our school is an inclusive community which actively promotes mutual respect based on recognising and rewarding personal success and high standards of behaviour. At Buryfields you will find a strong and positive ethos based on the values of our school motto, ‘Excellence – Respect – Achievement’,

Link: Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Policy

Link: British Values Statement