Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Learning
Our motto at King’s Cross Academy is ‘Love Learning Together’ and our core aim is to develop highly successful life-long learners.
We champion and firmly believe in a holistic education, experience and curriculum that ensures that our pupils are both rounded and grounded.
The development of pupils – spiritually, morally, socially and culturally – plays a significant role in their ability to learn and achieve, as well as in their ability to relate fully to the world they live in.
We provide an education that gives children opportunities to explore and develop their own values, whilst recognising that those of others may differ. Beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, including a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures, are all critical skills and dispositions that we nurture, encourage and develop throughout the Academy curriculum.
All curriculum areas contribute to a child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and opportunities for this are planned in each area of the curriculum. Belief values, principles and spirituality are explored across the curriculum. The integrity and spirituality of faith backgrounds are respected and explored. The diversity of spiritual traditions is recognised, and pupils are given access to alternative views.
All adults at the school model and promote socially responsible behaviour, treating all people as valuable individuals and showing respect.
Children are taught to differentiate between right and wrong in as far as their actions affect other people, and to accept their responsibilities. They are encouraged to value themselves and others.
Children should understand their rights and the need to respect the rights of others. All curriculum areas seek to use illustrations and examples drawn from as wide a range of cultural contexts as possible. This is reflected in the teacher’s planning and learning resources.
If you would like to know more about SMSC learning at the Academy please don’t hesitate to get in touch.