SMSC - Moral

  • M1: Students are able to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives.
  • M2: Students recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • M3: Students understand the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • M4: Students show interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and show the ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

Our behaviour and rewards systems encourage students to recognise the difference between right and wrong, and to apply it to their lives in and out of school. The GAR behaviour system allows students to change their behaviour before it is too late, and ensures that students know the reason for any sanction given. A key facet of the GAR system is the opportunity for students to understand where they went wrong and make reparation to those concerned, before re-entering the lesson. More importantly, our “Griffin” rewards system encourages not only good behaviour, but a positive work ethic. Students’ achievements are recognised through regular SPL assemblies and through our Awards Evening, and those students who have received sufficient “Griffins” wear a blazer badge to celebrate their success.

Legal, moral and ethical issues are discussed regularly in PSHE/Guidance, through our SMSC assemblies, and through subjects such as English, Geography, History and RS.