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As a Church school...

Whitchurch Church of England Primary School will always be a loving school where children are safe, motivated to learn by an inspirational curriculum and where standards are high. Christian Values will be implicit and explicit in every facet of school life. In Collective Worship and Religious Education, our children enquire and explore questions arising from the study of Christianity and other major world beliefs. Using a variety of creative techniques such as poetry and art, children apply this knowledge to their own search for identity and significance.

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, wrote,

'Church schools know that their viscera is not just about acquiring skills and good examination results. It is about forming people who have the moral strength and spiritual depth to hold to a course and weather ups and downs. It is about forming people who know that economic competition is not more important than family life and love of neighbour, and that technical innovation is not more important than reverence for the beauty of creation. It is about forming a people who, however academically and technically skilled, are not reduced to inarticulate embarrassment by the great questions of life and death, meaning and truth.'

Primary School Chaplain (click to open)

Agreed Practice for Collective Worship (click to open)

Spiritual Development (click to open)

Raising Attainment Plan (click to open)

Christian Values (click to open)

 

SMSC

At Whitchurch CE Primary School we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC) 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 and develop:

  • high standards of personal behaviour
  • a positive, caring attitude towards other people,
  • an understanding of their social and cultural traditions
  • an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures
  • their own values and beliefs,
  • spiritual awareness,

SMSC is a dimension of the whole school experience which makes the curriculum relevant, stimulating, creative and fun. It enriches each subject and the ethos of Whitchurch Primary School and is an essential ingredient of school success.

A fantastic source of more information about our development of children's social, moral, spiritual and cultural learning is our twitter feed (@whitchurchprima) which can be found on the front page of this website.

What is SMSC?

Spiritual
Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Moral
Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social
Investigate and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance
Cultural
Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.