Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

At Frederick Bird Primary, we endeavour to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in all aspects of their school life.

Spiritual Development

Pupils’ spiritual development is shown by their:

  • beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life & their
  • interest in & respect for different people’s feelings & values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and
  • the world around them, including the intangible
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences

Moral Development

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 of the consequences of their actions
  • interest in investigating, and offering reasoned views about, moral and
  • ethical issues

Social Development

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 at a variety of levels

Cultural Development

Pupils’ cultural development is shown 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, for example, artistic, musical,
  • sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and
  • the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate
  • diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and
  • socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities


Through our curriculum, children are encouraged to work independently, reflect on their learning and challenge themselves through a choice of differentiated activities. Our school promises ensure that pupils are able to think about right and wrong and the behaviour policy teaches consequences of their actions. Children come from a range of different backgrounds in our school. Staff are expected to treat each other with ‘unconditional positive regard’, expecting the same from the children. Children work and socialise with others from different religious and ethnic backgrounds in a range of learning and social opportunities. Through the curriculum and school events, we aim to promote and celebrate the diverse culture of our school community.


How we promote Spiritual Development

  • Our School Values
  • Our school environment
  • Behaviour – reflection sheets
  • Assemblies
  • Charity days
  • Celebration Days
  • Multicultural experiences e.g Banghra drumming, Steel pans
  • Black History Week
  • Religious Education Curriculum – visits to places of worship
  • Class ambassadors
  • Playground leaders
  • Prefects – school’s leadership team
  • Nurture groups
  • Memorable Experiences through hooks for each theme
  • Homework menus – home learning projects
  • Thrive approach
  • Therapeutic services
  • Growth mindset work
  • Guided Imaginary

How we promote Moral Development

  • Our school Values
  • Our school’s four promises
  • Our learning behaviours
  • Our playground behaviours
  • Behaviour – reflection sheet
  • School Election for School Council
  • Children’s leadership team – Applications, interviews
  • School Assemblies
  • Harvest food donations to the food bank
  • E-safety
  • Anti-bullying Week
  • Challenging stereotypes

How we promote Social Development

  • Our school Values
  • School choir
  • Children’s Leadership Team
  • Nurture groups
  • Memorable hook and express experiences
  • Children’s University
  • After School Clubs – rugby, football, basketball, gymnastics, multi-sports, engage rugby
  • Sports competitions – rowing, gymnastics
  • Doly Moch Residential
  • Kingswood residential
  • Lunchtime clubs
  • Homweork clubs
  • Library Quiz
  • Booster classes

How we promote Cultural Development

  • Our School Values
  • Black History Week – study of influential leaders
  • Celebration Days
  • School Assemblies
  • School Choir
  • Children’s University Graduation Ceremony
  • Year 6 graduation
  • Arts Mark award
  • Keyboard lessons with specialist music teacher
  • Guitar lessons with specialist music teacher
  • MFL – Spanish language and culture
  • Reading Library Quiz
  • Spelling Bee
  • School dinner special menus from around the world
  • Gypsy Roma Week
  • Gypsy Roma breakfast club
  • Dhol drumming and steel pan lessons