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St Mary's
Church of England Primary School

A learning community dedicated to building
respectful and responsible citizens and empowering all learners.




Spiritual development

Through PSHE and circle time activities, children are helped to gain an understanding of their feelings and emotions and their likely impact on themselves and others.  Pupils are encouraged to appreciate the awe and wonder of the world around them whenever appropriate occasions arise e.g. looking at beautiful objects in an assembly, looking for signs of Spring whilst outside.


Moral development

The PSHE Association scheme of work has units dealing with issues to do with rules, negotiating difficult situations, emotions, caring for one another, making and keeping friends, living in a community.  Through quality adult interactions, pupils are taught to recognise right and wrong and understand consequences.  Through carefully planned opportunities, pupils investigate moral and ethical issues and are guided to offer reasoned views.


Social development

During play times, staff promote appropriate social interaction.  Pupils play together in group games and imaginative play on their own and with adults.  The PSHE Association scheme of work contains units on Health and Wellbeing, and Relationships that are close and in the wider world.  Educational visits and enrichment opportunities within the community are planned, including swimming and visiting places of worship.


Cultural development

There are regular celebrations of religious festivals over the year including harvest, Diwali, Christmas, Easter, Eid and Chinese New Year which enable pupils to appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.  Pupils participate in a range of artistic, sporting and other cultural opportunities provided by the school.