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KNAPHILL LOWER SCHOOL

Federated with Knaphill School

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

At Knaphill Lower School, we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards or personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures.

          Spiritual Development

          As a school we aim to provide learning opportunities that will enable pupils to:

  • Sustain their self-esteem in their learning experience
  • Develop their capacity for critical and independent thought
  • Foster their emotional life and express their feelings
  • Experience moments of stillness and reflection
  • Discuss their beliefs, feelings, values and responses to personal experiences
  • Form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships
  • Reflect on, consider and celebrate the wonders and mysteries of life.

     Moral Development

    As a school we aim to provide learning opportunities that enable pupils to:
  • Recognise the unique value of each individual
  • Listen and respond appropriately to the views of others
  • Gain the confidence to cope with setbacks and learn from mistakes
  • Take initiative and act responsibly with consideration for others
  • Distinguish between right and wrong
  • Show respect for the environment
  • Make informed and independent judgements


    Social Development

    As a school we aim to provide opportunities that enable pupils to:
  • Develop an understanding of their individual and group identity
  • Learn about service in the school and wider community

    Cultural Development

    As a school we aim to provide opportunities that enable pupils to:
  • Recognise the value and richness of cultural diversity in Britain, and how these influenced individuals and society
  • Develop a understanding of their social and cultural environment
  • Develop an understanding of Britain’s local, national, European. Commonwealth and global dimensions

     British Values

    At Knaphill Lower School we aim to stress the positive aspects of living and working in a culturally heritage-rich society. Discrimination on the basis of colour, culture, origin, gender or disability is unacceptable in our school and is challenged and monitored. We acknowledge the complexity of British society, seeking to emphasise the common elements and values of our diverse heritages. We regard ourselves as a fully inclusive school.