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SMSCD

SPIRITUAL, MORAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Rationale

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of every girl at Mulberry is recognized as being of fundamental importance for their education by governors, staff and parents of the school. This is delivered through all subjects of the curriculum, including Religious Education, Citizenship and Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education (PSHEE). The policy supports all areas of learning and aims to make a contribution to each girl’s motivation to learn.

“Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development have to do with relationships with other people and, for believers, with God. It has to do with the search for individual identity and with our responses to challenging experiences…and encounters with good and evil. It is to do with the search for the meaning and purpose in life and for the values by which we live” (NCC document)

The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of the Head teacher and all members of staff because it is accepted that the values and attitudes promoted by the staff influence the behaviour and attitudes within the school. The quality of relationships and the atmosphere within the school reflect an appreciation of their shared values.

Context

Mulberry is a secular maintained school that serves a community where, for many people, religion is a significant feature of their identity.

Mulberry is an inclusive school; however, more than 90% of its pupils would describe themselves as Bangladeshi and/or Muslim.

Mulberry school is located in the heart of Tower Hamlets’ multicultural community. The local area around the school provides many opportunities to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and the school provides exceptional opportunities to ensure that pupils leave the school prepared for life in a multi-cultural, multi-ethic and religiously plural society.

Aim of Policy

The aim is that through the implementation of this policy all pupils will inculcate a positive attitude towards themselves and others, show respect for the world in which they live and deal with everyday life experiences in a confident and understanding way.

Aspects of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development 

  1. Spiritual Development 
  2. Moral Development
  3. Social Development
  4. Cultural Development
  5. Thoughts for the day
  6. The Mulberry Pledge

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