At Lambton Primary 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 provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures. The school will ensure that children understand how the culture(s) in which they live influences individual thinking.

All curriculum areas have a contribution to make to the child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for this should be planned in each area of the curriculum. Staff model and promote expected behaviour, treating all people equally as unique and valuable individuals and showing concern and respect for pupils and their families. All curriculum areas seek to use illustrations and examples drawn from as wide a range of cultural contexts as possible. The school community is a place where pupils can find acceptance for themselves as unique individuals and where forgiveness and the opportunity to start again is fundamental to the ethos of the school.

SMSC Policy

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