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Together we Thrive

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Wheatley CE Primary School and Acorns Nursery
Together we Thrive

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

At Wheatley we realise that spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is fundamental for learning and personal development, enhancing skills such as curiosity, imagination, respect and empathy, which are all key to thriving.


In our school, spiritual discovery and development is:

  • the ability to reflect on your own beliefs and experiences and an interest in and respect for the faiths, feelings and values of others
  • sense of happiness and enjoyment; fascination in learning about yourself, others and the natural world
  • sense of awe and wonder
  • nurturing creativity and providing a range of contexts for self and group expression
  • being self-aware with high self-esteem through celebrating that which makes us unique
  • recognising the relationships with and connections to those around us and to something bigger than ourselves
  • encouraging positive mental well-being, inner strength and and strong sense of purpose


In our school, moral discovery and development is:

  • the ability to distinguish between right and wrong and apply this understanding to your own life
  • understanding and accepting the consequences of your own choices, behaviour and actions
  • respecting the civil and criminal law of England
  • exploring and offering considered views on moral and ethical issues whilst appreciating the viewpoints of others on these issues


In our school, social discovery and development is:

  • using a wide range of social skills confidently in different contexts an with people from all religious, ethnics and socio-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings
  • taking every opportunity to inspire others and be inspired
  • being able to resolve conflicts effectively and peacefully and with resilience
  • accepting and embracing our school and wider British values, including engagement with democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs


In our school, cultural discovery and development is:

  • a growing awareness of culture and how it has been influenced and developed
  • understanding and appreciating the range of different cultures within school and beyond in preparation for life in modern Britain
  • willingness to participate positively in a variety of artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • understanding, respecting and celebrating diversity within local, national and global communities
  • recognising and valuing the things we have in common that cut across different cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities
  • knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its role in shaping British values

We promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in and beyond the classroom through both the planned and unplanned curriculum and through the wider complimentary systems, procedures and opportunities which together enable every child to thrive.


The document below outlines the key planned elements of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development across the curriculum at Wheatley. The full policy also provides more details about our whole school approach.