Developing kind people
We want our pupils to be recognised for their kindness, empathy and respect towards others. We want our pupils to live happy, fulfilled lives and to be compassionate citizens of the world. To do this, we must weave all elements of spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning and development into our daily practice. Pupils' social development is a key focus for us - we want our pupils to be able to use a range of social skills in different contexts and with people from different ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. We want our pupils to recognise and cherish the diversity of people in our locality and across the world. In an area of limited (but increasing) diversity, this is a key objective for us.
We want our curriculum to prepare pupils to live full and active lives as part of their community into adulthood. Helping children develop a keen social awareness of the role they can play in their community by supporting (and being supported by) others will demonstrate that working together makes us stronger overall. It is important for us to develop in our pupils this sense of community – in its different guises: the school community, the local community and the global community. Our curriculum aims to show children the impact that we as humans can have (both positive and negative) on all these communities. We hope that when children see problems or people in need in their communities that, rather than ignoring it, they think, ‘What can I do to help?’
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