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At Rufford, we are committed to our children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and this underpins everything we do. We recognise that the personal development of the children, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant role in their ability to learn and to grow into well-rounded members of society.

By integrating SMSC into the life of our school, we aim to develop a sense of society, tolerance and collaboration that tackles prejudice and promotes equality. We aim to teach children to make sense of the world we live in, how to interact positively with others, how to know themselves and the person they may become in the future. The opportunity to be aspirational in how they can contribute to society and to have an awareness of current and topical issues.

Learning is relevant to our children, our school and develops a broader understanding of the world. These elements will be covered formally, through taught lessons, informally, through providing activities and experiences, and through the hidden curriculum: the ethos as displayed through the expectations, relationships and attitudes of everybody in school. 







Our curriculum provides the opportunity to celebrate difference and diversity, have an understanding of moral obligations in life and to develop an awareness of influential and inspiring figures in religions and society from the past and to today. We aim to instil a sense of pride in being part of the Rufford community and in the school as a building where all can learn and belong.





Our children feel safe and cared for.  Our Wellbeing Champions, House Captains and Reading Champions mean the children have opportunities to lead and contribute to our school community.






Many visitors to our school comment on the positive ethos and welcoming atmosphere. We believe that the behaviour and manners of our children is a real strength of our school.


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

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