Skip to content ↓

And now we have these three: faith and hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.’ 1 Corinthians 13:13

Enabling children to flourish and succeed


Spirituality at Belgrave St Peter’s Primary School means recognising a belief that there is something bigger than ourselves that cannot be held or touched. We believe that each of us has a soul that needs to be nurtured: it involves focusing on our thoughts, beliefs and values as individuals, as a school and within the wider community. This belief helps to guide us in our decision-making and instils respect for all other people and the world around us.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development is crucial for individual pupils and important for society as a whole. It is the heart of what education is all about – helping pupils grow and develop as people and effective participants in modern Britain. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development is cross curricular and promotes the aims and principles of the policies for, Religious Education, Collective Worship, PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education, and Equal Opportunities.

These policies all underpin the Curriculum model, putting the child at the centre of all we do.

It is an expectation that all staff, in all subjects, can and should contribute to the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development of pupils through the curriculum and through the use of appropriate teaching and learning strategies e.g. discussion, reflection, pupil participation and also through their own conduct.

The importance of relationships between all school staff, parents and governors is vital. These relationships will be characterised by mutual respect, by positive attitudes, by the willingness to listen and be listened to and by the valuing of all pupils.