Personal Development

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education" - Martin Luther King Jr.

At Old Moat Primary School, we develop and promote the Fundamental British Values in all we do. We aim to ensure that children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave our setting fully prepared for life in Modern Britain. The Fundamental British Values run alongside and in partnership with our six school values: Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Fairness, Empathy and Kindness. These key values provide children with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to contribute to society.

SMSC is the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the children in our school. The SMSC curriculum can be described as the “hidden curriculum” as it is in all the things that we do at Old Moat Primary School to build up children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding, thoughts and experiences.  It is not taught as a discrete lesson, rather it may be part of RE, PE, PSHE/RSE and part of the ethos of the school which children experience daily. It is woven into our behaviour expectations and our attitudes in school. 

We want to create confident, responsible, and well-rounded adults who have an aspiration for self-improvement and can compete equally with their peers in a world beyond school life. We recognise that all pupils need to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally and that it is this development that allows them to make sense of their world.

Our highly engaging curriculum helps students develop an informed and balanced view on world events, beliefs and values of others. We endeavour to prepare our students for their future and lay the foundations for them becoming respectful individuals; life-long learners and active citizens in a modern British society.

Self-regulation and self-efficacy are key determiners of success later in life. Staff at Old Moat work to instill belief and resilience into all children to support them as they grow and become ready to embark on their secondary education. 

"Teaching is good and outstanding practice is evident."