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Moral Development

MORAL DEVELOPMENT: refers to a pupil’s understanding, attitude and behaviour to what is right and what is wrong.

At Newbridge this is achieved by:

  • Providing a clear moral code for behaviour which is promoted consistently through all aspects of the school e.g. Behaviour Policy; Newbridge’s Golden Rules; School Council Assemblies, School Values
  • Promoting racial, religious and other forms of equality (Racial, Inclusion, Equal Opportunities, SEN policies)
  • Giving pupils opportunities to explore and develop moral concepts and values throughout the curriculum e.g. truth, justice, equality of opportunity, right and wrong (PSHE; RE; History; English; Assembly; Drama; School Council; Community Police officer visits)
  • Developing an open and safe learning environment in which pupils can express their views and practise moral decision making (School Council; Drama; Safeguarding policy & practice)
  • Rewarding expressions of moral insights and good behaviour (Celebration Assembly; class reward systems; house points; Roles of responsibility e.g. roles in class, buddies, playground monitors )
  • Modelling through the quality of relationships and interactions the principles we wish to promote e.g. fairness, integrity, respect for persons, pupil welfare, respect for minority interests, resolution of conflict keeping promises and contracts. (Whole school charity events; Celebration Assemblies; Assembly themes)
  • Recognising and respecting different cultural groups represented in the school and the wider community. (Celebration of religious festivals in RE and newsletters)
  • Encouraging children to take responsibility for their actions e.g. respect for property, care of the environment and code of behaviour (Behaviour Policy; school values, Golden Rules, Assembly themes)
  • Providing models of moral standards through the curriculum (English; History; RE; PSHE; Assembly; Drama)
  • Reinforcing the school’s values by posters and displays.