Social, Moral, Spirtitual and Cultural Education

Aspire - Extending the Boundaries of Learning

A complex curriculum is provided that explores the cultural contexts in which they and others live and have lived in the past. Learning opportunities explore what influences cultural development and aids students to develop critical insight into their opinions about what represents a positive or negative culture to live within. As well as what part each individual plays in creating that culture. Curiosity is fostered within PCS as to how to keep positive aspects of a culture alive in a changing world and religious landscape.

Students are encouraged to consider how to live in full acceptance and celebration of the cultures around them whilst keeping the elements of the culture that are most important to each individual separate and distinct to enable their continuation. Knowledge is imparted and discussion time facilitated so that the ways that social conditioning, discrimination and prejudice undermine cultural vibrancy and restrict choice for individuals and groups within society is reflected on. Choices are explored as to how to challenge such behaviours so that the needs, beliefs, informed actions and choices of everyone can be at encompassed and promoted within society. Our LGBTQ+ group meet twice weekly and provide a welcomed education into the active steps needed to ensure we reach full inclusion.

Students are given instruction on the moral codes of religious and secular communities. Different faiths, beliefs and practices are taught in order to give time and space to reflect on the spiritual questions and conflicts faced by humans in the variety of ways they seek to resolve them. Through this reflection and their actions in the community students are supported and encouraged to begin to formulate their own individual moral and spiritual framework.

A range of contact with different subject content such as assemblies, access to trips and learning from visitors allows time and space for students to consider the awe and wonder in the physical and human world around them. A significant depth of creative experiences, especially within the art, drama, English and design technology departments, give time and space to explore their wider potential and sense of self and enjoy time spent in activities in communion or individually. These opportunities teach students about the importance of exploring their creative potential both for their future careers and to enhance their personal lives well into the future.

Believe – Spiritual Development and Obligation to Others

A complex curriculum is provided that explores the cultural contexts in which they and others live and have lived in the past. Learning opportunities explore what influences cultural development and aids students to develop critical insight into their opinions about what represents a positive or negative culture to live within. As well as what part each individual plays in creating that culture. Curiosity is fostered within PCS as to how to keep positive aspects of a culture alive in a changing world and religious landscape.

Students are encouraged to consider how to live in full acceptance and celebration of the cultures around them whilst keeping the elements of the culture that are most important to each individual separate and distinct to enable their continuation. Knowledge is imparted and discussion time facilitated so that the ways that social conditioning, discrimination and prejudice undermine cultural vibrancy and restrict choice for individuals and groups within society is reflected on. Choices are explored as to how to challenge such behaviours so that the needs, beliefs, informed actions and choices of everyone can be at encompassed and promoted within society. Our LGBTQ+ group meet twice weekly and provide a welcomed education into the active steps needed to ensure we reach full inclusion.

Students are given instruction on the moral codes of religious and secular communities. Different faiths, beliefs and practices are taught in order to give time and space to reflect on the spiritual questions and conflicts faced by humans in the variety of ways they seek to resolve them. Through this reflection and their actions in the community students are supported and encouraged to begin to formulate their own individual moral and spiritual framework.

A range of contact with different subject content such as assemblies, access to trips and learning from visitors allows time and space for students to consider the awe and wonder in the physical and human world around them. A significant depth of creative experiences, especially within the art, drama, English and design technology departments, give time and space to explore their wider potential and sense of self and enjoy time spent in activities in communion or individually. These opportunities teach students about the importance of exploring their creative potential both for their future careers and to enhance their personal lives well into the future.

Achieve – Democracy and Community Cohesion

Democratic process is taught explicity in SPHERE and through case study in humanities and English lessons. Understanding of democracy, including but well beyond the ballot box, is built up over students’ time at PCS. Through our oracy curriculum students’ engage in expression and explanation of their own views whilst taking time to respectfully listen to and reflect on the views of others. Opportunities to engage in democratic process and decision making are part of the structure of the school. The school community enacts the democratic process through the election and actions of student presidents and operation of the student council.

PCS student council gives students a genuine opportunity to express their views on the running of the school and gain experience of the process of facilitating fully negotiated community change. Youth Mayors selected from the student body work closely with Peacehaven and Telscombe Town Councils and this year students have had the opportunity to express their views on the climate crisis to their democratic representatives.

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