Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural

As well as developing the children's academic skills, there is a strong focus on life skills at Alexandra. This means developing the children's independence and their ability to make a positive contribution.

The curriculum, together with our extra-curricular activities, develops the children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural values. 

These values enable them to participate in, contribute to and benefit from their community and wider society.

Children are given the opportunity to learn how to adapt their behaviour to a variety of social and community settings, for example visiting an art gallery or a place of worship, eating in a restaurant, going shopping, using local sports centres or libraries.

The children's knowledge and experience of the arts and other cultures is broadened through weekly singing assemblies and the provision of extra-curricular music and dance lessons. A rich programme of school journeys and educational visits provides children with opportunities to visit a range of cultural settings and events.

Pupils have the opportunity to share their own beliefs, faiths and value systems with others. They learn about the faiths represented in the school and the wider community. In this way the children come to understand and practise the broad British Values of Participation and Engagement. This leads to an appreciate of diversity in a way which has meaning to the children. This in turn paves the way for the children to learn the value of Tolerance, and what it means to demonstrate and live out a tolerant lifestyle.