Child Development

We recognise that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) part of education for pupils is crucial to their development as an individual, allowing them to take their rightful place in the community as a local, national and global citizen. SMSC is about the values pupils are encouraged to hold, their attitude to learning, knowledge and society. The Jesuit Pupil Profile includes 16 virtues that form the basis of whole school SMSC development for our pupils as the children are given opportunities to develop each of these values. The Jesuit Pupil Profile underpins SMSC priorities and Fundamental British Values throughout the school.

Fundamental British Values are promoted at Donhead in the following ways:

  • Democracy

Giving pupils a ‘Voice’ e.g. through our elected School Council and Eco Council. Encouraging pupils to have an input into shaping class assemblies and their content. Offering a comprehensive and unprejudiced curriculum at Donhead that promotes Fundamental British Values

  • Rule of Law

Promoting respect for the school rules and understanding consequences. Teaching values and reasons behind laws which are essential for their well-being and safety. Facilitating healthy debate in class to encourage recognition of the importance of the law

  • Mutual Respect & Tolerance of different Cultures and Religions

- Promoting respect through the Jesuit Pupil Profile

- Whole school celebrations e.g. World Religion Day and Faith Day, International Day, Wear Red for Racism and Black History Month

- Throughout the year, assemblies are held focussing on bullying, with reference to prejudice-based bullying, and Anti-bullying Week is held

- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs is supported by the RE and PSHE/RHE curriculum

- Visits to Places of Worship as part of the RE curriculum

  • Individual Liberty

Pupils are encouraged to make choices in a safe and nurturing environment, advised through online safety and PSHE lessons, PSHE workshops, participation in our clubs, programmes and House celebrations