_______ Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development


At Riverside Bridge School, we recognise that the personal development of pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore different beliefs and experiences, to develop their own values, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour and a positive, caring attitude towards others as well as an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the cultural diversity and richness of their community.
Spiritual Development is when pupils explore different beliefs and experiences, respect different faiths, feelings and values, enjoy learning about themselves and others and the surrounding environment both locally and worldwide, through imaginative and creativity teaching, where students are giving the opportunities to reflect on their learning and experiences.
Moral Development is when pupils learn about and recognise right and wrongs, develop an understanding of consequences for their actions, learn to follow the rules and boundaries that are put in place to keep themselves and others safe and develop an understanding that ethical issues can impact on how people make decisions and live their lives.
Social Development is when pupils learn about using a range of social skills when engaging in social situations. They will have opportunities to develop their social skills by participating in local community activities, understanding that others may have different views on different situations and accept this; they will also learn to cooperate with others when working on projects and develop the skills needed to manage and resolve conflicts in an appropriate manner, if they should arise.
Cultural Development is when pupils participate in cultural opportunities; appreciate, accept, respect and celebrate cultural differences.
Within our core Principles of Development, our pupils’ SMSC have the opportunities to:
  • take part in a range of activities regarding social skills
  • develop an awareness and respect for diversity
  • develop and appreciation of theatre
  • develop an understanding of right and wrong
  • develop the communication skills to make choices about likes/dislikes in school then in wider community visits
  • take part in sporting, cultural and artistic events