The Hurst Community College


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development


Promoting all pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by providing positive experiences through planned and coherent opportunities in the curriculum and through interactions with teachers, other adults and the local community


Pupils' SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT is shown by their:


  • Beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for doifferent people's feelings and values
  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, other and the world around them, including intangible
  • Use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Willingness to reflect on their experiences

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


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 back grounds
  • Willingness to particpate 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

Pupils' CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT is shown by their:


  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own language
  • 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 soci-economic groups in the local, national and global communities