Spiritual and Social Education (SSE)
The Purpose of SSE
SSE aims to combine the spiritual aspect of life and the social aspect of life in a way that allows pupils to develop an awareness of both. In order for a child to develop into a fully functioning, socially adept adult, their spiritual needs should be addressed.
Christianity, as well as all of the other major faiths, speak of how we should treat one another, how best to live a good life and generally how to behave like a good citizen. British values stem from and compliment these principles.
The principal aim of SSE is to develop students, by engaging them in a meaningful enquiry into human questions and nurture them as caring, thoughtful, responsible citizens who have a spiritual awareness about the world. We want pupils to realise that their actions affect their own lives and the lives of others.
The SSE department awards certificate termly to children who demonstrate our core values in their day to day life at school. All staff and pupils are involved in nominations.