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Students' Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

The Academy believes that it is important to promote students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development so that all students can leave school with the will and ability to play a full and productive role in society. Students’ development in this area is addressed in the following way:

  • Explicitly through our citizenship programme, collective worship and in subject teaching
  • Implicitly through actions, relationships and unspoken expectations
  • By example, through the way adults interact with each other and students

Learning opportunities in this area are identified in each Department’s Scheme of Work. Some examples of learning opportunities in the broader curriculum include:

  • Visits – which can generate an interest in society
  • Fieldwork – which provides opportunities to co-operate with others
  • Raising Funds – which can help students to understand others’ needs
  • Work Shadowing – which can involve business partners and parents and can provide students with an insight into the work of work