At New River College Medical, we believe that pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. It enables pupils to relate fully to, and have the ability to access, the world in which they live.
We aim to provide an education that gives pupils opportunities to explore and develop their own moral values, whilst recognising that those of others may differ. Pupils should learn to differentiate between right and wrong – in as far as their actions affect other people. They will be encouraged to value and respect themselves and others.
All adults model and promote socially responsible behaviour – treating all people as valuable individuals and showing respect for pupils and their families.
We nurture and encourage high standards of personal behaviour, spiritual awareness, a caring attitude towards other people and an understanding of social and cultural traditions. We aim to inspire pupils with an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.
Various faith backgrounds will be respected and explored. The diversity of spiritual traditions will be recognised, and pupils will be given access to views differing from their own – in Faith Forum assemblies for example.
Pupils should understand their rights and responsibilities and respect high standards of personal behaviour and the need to respect the rights of others. This will be reflected in the teacher’s planning and learning resources.
We recognise the value and richness of cultural diversity in Britain and, as part of our London Project, pupils have visited iconic London sights. For Example, visits to: The Museum of London, China Town and Tower Bridge.
We encourage links with the wider community and have strong home-school links. Pupils will be taught to appreciate and take responsibility for their local environment. For example students baked biscuits to be sold at the Dogs Trust in Muswell Hill and pupils work in the Lodge garden.
Provision for SMSC is monitored and reviewed on a regular basis by senior leadership team and governors to ensure effective provision and delivery of a curriculum to equip pupils to succeed in life.