How St Giles' delivers SMSC
Spiritual: Signifies what we/I believe about the meaning and purpose of life. Engaging in the big questions of purpose and meaning. It is everything about existence on this planet that is beyond material.
Moral: because of what we believe about the purpose and meaning of life we live by principles and codes which guide our choices between right and wrong.
Social: Our way of relating to self and others which is influenced by our spirituality and our morality.
Cultural: The ways in which we do things- the rites, rituals, customs and practices which develop over time within communities. Culture gives expression to a community’s spirituality, morality and social values.
Trust Compassion Justice Service Honesty Forgiveness Equality Respect Mercy Peace Love
How St Giles' responds to the requirement to deliver British Values
At St Giles' we situate British Values within the context of Gospel Values:
Dignity of the human person
Respecting, valuing and recognising all people as being made in the image and likeness of God.
Therefore: Democracy is explored, lived and experienced through teaching and learning, pupil voice, pupil leadership and extracurricular activities.
The Rule of Law
Fundamental to St Giles' understanding of the importance of the Rule of Law, is the greatest command,
‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind and ‘your neighbour as yourself.’” Luke 10:25-27
The Christian concept of Law is explored through RE, Gospel Values, Collective Worship and whole school activities.
Liberty is explored within the context of Christ’s teaching on morality, freedom, to make the right choices and recognise that with freedom comes responsibility,
“Do to others as you would have them do to you” – Luke 6:31.
Tolerance of Diverse Beliefs and Values
Tolerance of Diverse Beliefs and Values is explored through the understanding of diversity, inclusion and respect for the unique value of each person. St Giles' seeks to educate all pupils to be critical thinkers who are seeking truth in a very complex world. We foster open minds and hearts to learn and grow together. Our community is made of a variety of families from different faith traditions which reflects the global church.