Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Indicators
Defining Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
Pupils’ spiritual development is demonstrated by their:
- Beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for other people’s feelings and values.
- Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.
- Use of imagination and creativity in their learning.
- Willingness to reflect on their experiences.
Pupils’ moral development is shown by their:
- Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives.
- Understanding the consequences of their actions.
- Interest in investigating, and offering reasoned views about, moral and ethical issues.
Pupils’ social development is shown by their:
- Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively.
- Interest in, and understanding of, the way communities and societies function.
Pupils’ cultural development is indicated by their:
- Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage.
- Willingness to participate in, and respond to artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities.
- Interest in exploring and showing respect for cultural diversity as demonstrated by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.
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