Spiritual and Moral
In this section you will find guidance and resources to support the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of children and young people in Church Schools
It's now widely accepted that the personal development of pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and to achieve. The diocese supports developments such as SEAL and the Rights Respecting Schools project.
In addition we seek to specifically resource church schools as they develop opportunites for their pupils' Spiritual Development.
NEW for 2012 Guidance on Spirituality in Schools
Love and Sex Matters
To help schools provide appropriate Sex Education within the context of church school values, we have developed the Love and Sex Matters resource. For more information please click here.
The Diocese of Salisbury considers this aspect of the curriculum particularly important in church schools because we start from the premise that ‘we're all made in the image of God’ and that 'Every Child Matters to God'.
We have worked with several of our schools to develop their Spiritual Garden and together produced our Spiritual Garden Information Leaflet which offered help to those wanting to embark on such a project. In our Resources section on the left (under 'In this section') you will find this leaflet and a Powerpoint charting Cerne Abbas Primary school’s spiritual garden project.
Your SMSC Advisory Team is:
Derek Holloway Diocesan RE Adviser, Adviser for Dorset SACRE and SIAS manager:
Verity Holloway Diocesan RE Adviser, Diocesan RE Adviser, Associate Adviser for Guernsey SACRE: