At St. Elisabeth's we aim to equip our children life in modern Britain, by promoting and embedding fundamental British values across all aspects of the curriculum. These values are:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- participation in community life
As a school community at St Elisabeth's CE, we want children to feel a real sense of belonging to our community and to feel valued and respected. We want children to believe in themselves and maintain high aspirations. Finally, we want children to become role models and ambassadors for the values we look to promote within our school:
- Mutual Respect
- Being valued
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) is also a key feature of our curriculum and is woven through a number of topics across all subjects.What is SMSC?
Pupils’ spiritual development involves the growth of their sense of self, their unique potential, their understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and their will to achieve. As their curiosity about themselves and their place in the world increases, they try to answer for themselves some of life’s fundamental questions. They develop the knowledge, skills, understanding, qualities and attitudes they need to foster their own inner lives and non-material wellbeing.
Pupils’ moral development involves pupils acquiring an understanding of the difference between right and wrong and of moral conflict, a concern for others and the will to do what is right. They are able and willing to reflect on the consequences of their actions and learn how to forgive themselves and others. They develop the knowledge, skills and understanding, qualities and attitudes they need in order to make responsible moral decisions and act on them.
Pupils’ social development involves pupils acquiring an understanding of the responsibilities and rights of being members of families and communities (local, national and global), and an ability to relate to others and to work with others for the common good. They display a sense of belonging and an increasing willingness to participate. They develop the knowledge, skills, understanding, qualities and attitudes they need to make an active contribution to the democratic process in each of their communities.
Pupils’ cultural development involves pupils acquiring an understanding of cultural traditions and ability to appreciate and respond to a variety of aesthetic experiences. They acquire a respect for their own culture and that of others, an interest in others’ ways of doing things and curiosity about differences. They develop the knowledge, skills, understanding, qualities and attitudes they need to understand, appreciate and contribute to culture.