Erasmus Darwin Academy places Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education at the heart of a student’s experience at the Academy. We aim to develop the character of each student in a positive way, and to enrich their lives through a range of a contexts, skills and experiences.
Our students are offered opportunities to develop their ability to self-reflect, to appreciate the beauty and value of life, and to think creatively in their learning. Spiritual development also encourages students to develop a sense of identity and self-worth.
Our students are encouraged to make well-reasoned choices and to examine real-life ethical issues. Students should reflect upon the consequences of their own actions and the actions of others. Moral development also encourages students to develop their self-confidence and determination.
Our students reflect upon the benefits of working as a team, appreciating how society is more than just the sum of its parts. Social development also encourages students to develop a sense of responsibility and humility.
Our students are provided with opportunities to enhance their understanding of other cultures, and to appreciate the impact that cultural diversity has had on their heritage. Cultural development also encourages students to explore their own culture and to develop a sense of belonging and significance.
By promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, we aim to supports students’ opportunities to explore and develop:
– Their own values and beliefs and spiritual awareness
– High standards of personal conduct.
– A positive, caring attitude towards other people and their environment.
– An understanding of their social and cultural traditions, and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of all cultures.