We want to give all our children opportunities to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally in order for them to become confident individuals who achieve to the best of their ability. We want our children to have had a wealth of experience during their time a Cooper Perry which enables them to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society with the cultural capital they will need to succeed in life. Children at Cooper Perry are given a wide range of opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Children also develop their own self-worth through playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.



Spiritual development

Through the curriculum, pupils develop:

  • An ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • A sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • A use of imagination and creativity in learning
  • Willingness to reflect on their experiences


Moral development

Through the curriculum, pupils develop:

  • An ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • An understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • An interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues


Social development

Through the curriculum, pupils develop:

  • A use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • A willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, co-operating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • An acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain


Cultural development

Through the curriculum, pupils develop:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others
  • An understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • A knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • A willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • An interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socioeconomic groups in the local, national and global communities



As a result of our SMSC curriculum, our children experience a rich variety of opportunities and engage with people form beyond our immediate community. By the time our pupils leave us in Year 6, they are confident individuals who understand how to think for themselves, speak up for what is right, and contribute to the wider world.