The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each individual pupil is at the heart of all we do at Eton End School. It reflects in our School Aims and ethos and is promoted by our curriculum and every day school life. It is contained in the School Motto “I am, I can, I ought, I will”, which is shared with all PNEU schools throughout the world.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development helps to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life and the school actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
We aim to provide an ethos and education that gives children opportunities to explore and develop:
- their own values and beliefs
- their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
- spiritual awareness
- high standards of personal behaviour
- a positive caring attitude towards and respect for other people, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the 2010 Act
- an understanding of their social and cultural traditions
- an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures and a mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- the ability to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil law and criminal law of England
- an understanding of fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty
- respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England;
- a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
We aim to enable pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures in order to further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions. We encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality in which the school is situated and to society more widely.
The breadth of the school’s curriculum provides opportunities to promote our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. In addition, daily practice of the school ethos, collective worship, effective relationships, pupil responsibilities, educational visits and extra-curricular activities provide a wealth of further opportunities to develop and enrich our pupils.