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At Central Primary School the promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is embedded throughout the whole school. Social, Moral, Spiritual 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. SMSC supports, expresses and reinforces the aims of Central Primary School, valuing all children and staff equally, and as individuals.



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Social Development


At Central Park we recognise that out pupils are becoming socially aware and our pupils are presenting the following skills:


  • Adjust to a of social contexts by presenting appropriate and sensitive behaviours
  • Working successfully as team members
  • Resolving conflicts maturely and appropriately
  • Reflecting on contribution to society
  • Being welcoming to visitors to our school
  • Exercise responsibility
  • Showing good citizenship when out on educational visits
  • Understanding how different societies function
  • Building relationships with a range of different societies e.g. schools in other parts of the country



Moral Development


Are children are morally aware and this has allowed them to access a wide range of skills, these include the following:


  • Distinguish from right and wrong
  • Support each other in a range of contexts
  • Respecting moral codes of the school, and each other’s backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to make responsible and reasoned decisions
  • Ensure commitment to personal values
  • Understanding the need to review, assess and reassess values, codes and principles in light of experiences





Spiritual Development


Children are given the opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of spiritual experiences.  Examples include:


  • Curiosity and Mystery
  • Awe and wonder
  • Connection and belonging
  • Heightened self awareness
  • Collective worship
  • Deep feelings of what it means to be important
  • A sense of security, well being, worth and purposefulness
  • Respect for each other



Cultural Development


At Central Park we are extremely proud of wide cultural diversity amongst pupils and staff.  We represent and respect the diversity within our school and modern Britain.  We celebrate this through:


  • Celebrating special events and festivals and developing knowledge of how they are celebrated around the world.
  • Recognising and nurturing talents through arts, drama, performance and crafts
  • Pupils take pride in sharing their experiences from their cultures and backgrounds
  • Visiting places of worship
  • Extending cultural development across the curriculum




British Values


At Central Park Primary we recognise multi cultural, multi faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school play to promote these values.



Democracy - Children are involved in democratic processes, e.g. selecting their class council to represent their views in School council.  Voting and deciding on their class star of the week.  We include pupil voice throughout our curriculum.  We have a very successful feedback to learning policy where children take ownership of moving their learning on.


Individual Liberty - Within school children are encouraged to make choices in safe and supportive environment.


Boundries are set to ensure children make choices safely
The aims ethos and vision statement is embedded in all we do in school.


Mutual Respect - We promote buddy systems.  Learning themes such as, ‘ourselves’ promote respecting each other and all those around the school.  PSHCE themes and assemblies further promote the value of mutual respect.
Supporting those less fortunate then us, we take part in holding fundraising days to support charities.



The Rule of Law - We have a link community police officer, who offers workshops for children.  We also have close links to the local fire services.We have a tight behaviour policy which is followed and understood by all stake holders.
Special assemblies focused around British Law.


Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs - Our RE curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, beliefs and cultures.


Reading sessions, with parents who read to children in home languages.
With the majority of our children who have EAL, we provide a resources and personalised learning to integrate them in to our school and society.