Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural learning


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education is the term used to embrace the broader dimension of the curriculum.  It ranges from teaching in RE and citizenship through to sex and relationship education and a wide range of extra-curricular and out-of-school activities.  At King Street we believe these vital dimensions of life and growth should be present across the entire curriculum.

Our school promotes tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles through our purpose, values, motto and golden rules. These elements run through our curriculum and indeed all that we do.

We have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. We value the importance of the current Ousted guidance to:

“ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain”

We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all this are a range of curriculum topics which have strong links to British History.

Each year we celebrate Remembrance Day commemorations where children purchase poppies and a two minutes silence is held.

Our Gem Power ethos really helps children understand that there are expectations that we should all be committed to achieving such as 'Ruby Power' for respect, kindness and tolerance of others. 

All children are given the opportunity to understand and play their role in the democratic systems we have in school. They can contribute to school development through our 'Pupil leadership' roles.  This helps them understand individual liberty and the choices they have. We promote decision making and choices through our 'Diamond Power'. 

Our Harvest assembly and food donations for the local food bank. 
SMSC is taught through PSHE lessons per week and assemblies across the year. 
Please ask your children to tell you all about our Gem Powers and how they help them to be good citizens and embrace British Values.