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At Dymchurch Primary School, the children and their learning are at the very heart of every decision made. We aim to develop learners who are passionate, take ownership of their learning and are proud of their achievements.  

Spiritual Development

Our pupils’ spiritual development is shown by their:

  • Beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s feeling and values.
  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible.
  • Use of imagination and creativity in their learning.

Spiritual Development at Dymchurch Primary School is promoted through:

Our School Values

  • Our school environment
  • Behaviour recovery – reflection
  • Charity days
  • Religious Festivals – Festival days
  • Bastille Day (coming soon)
  • Multicultural experiences
  • Religious education Curriculum – visits to places of worship
  • Playground leaders
  • Memorable Experiences
  • Higher Order Questioning
  • Subject focus days
  • Homework menus – home learning projects

Moral Development

  • Pupils’ moral development in shown by their:
  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives.
  • Understanding of the consequences of their actions.
  • Interest in investigating, and offered reasoned views about, moral and ethical issues.

Moral Development at Barming Primary School is promoted through :

  • Our school Values
  • Our learning behaviours
  • Our playground behaviours
  • Behaviour Recovery – reflection sheet
  • Creative curriculum
  • Debating
  • School Election
  • Pupil leadership Committees – Applications, interviews, action plans
  • School Assembly themes
  • SMART code – Esafety
  • British Values week


Social Development

  • Pupils’ social development is shown by their:
  • Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating will with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Interest in and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels.

Social Development at Dymchurch Primary School is promoted through:

  • Our school Values
  • Our school council
  • Memorable experiences
  • Harvest – food bank donations
  • After School Clubs

Cultural Development

Pupils’ cultural development is shown by their:

  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage.
  • Willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities.
  • Interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Cultural Development at Dymchurch Primary School is promoted through:

  • Our School Values
  • Subject focus day –  Maths / Art
  • Festival Days
  • School Environment
  • After School Clubs
  • Music lessons
  • Modern Foreign Languages- French- Bastille Day (coming soon)
  • Christmas productions
  • Year 6 production
  • Class assemblies
  • Year 6 Residential
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