Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development

The aims of our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Policy are:

  • To encourage pupils to develop their own beliefs and values about life and religion
  • To promote positive and effective links with the local community in particular with St Catherine's Church and the York Diocese
  • To develop appropriate personal and social behaviour in response to other cultures and environments
  • To develop an awareness of oneself in terms of thoughts, feelings, emotions responsibilities and experiences and the development of self-respect
  • To prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • To promote respect and consideration for differences in gender, race and religion
  • To recognise and value the worth of individuals, developing a sense of community and the ability to build relationships with others
  • To promote curiosity in order to make sense of the world
  • To encourage a sense of awe and wonder as the pupils become more aware of deeper meanings in the natural  and their experience of it
  • To develop the individual strengths of all pupils and to help and provide support in areas for development