Spiritual, Moral,Social and Cultural

Spiritual, Moral, Cultural & Moral Learning

At Prendergast Primary

 Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education helps our children to develop their own individual personal qualities that contribute to them becoming valued members of society.  For example, thoughtfulness, honesty, respect for difference, moral principles, independence, and self-respect. At Prendergast Primary our school vision embraces an ethos of teaching which allows us to teach and promote these qualities across the curriculum and throughout school life. At Prendergast Primary we share, support and strive to achieve the Ofsted pupil aims for SMSC.  Some definitions of this learning are as follows.



Social Moral Cultural Spiritual

Pupils social development will be shown by their ability to use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different:

Pupils moral development will be shown by their interest in investigating, and offering reasoned views about:

Pupils cultural development is shown by their understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage as well as:

Pupils spiritual development is shown by their sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about varying

  • Religious back grounds
  • Ethnic back grounds
  • Socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Moral issues
  • Ethical issues
  • The community they live in
  • The country they live in now
  • The ever changing environment
  • Beliefs
  • Religions
  • Spirituality which may alter their view on life