Where learning is fuelled by creativity

TMS put SMSC at the heart of school development: It binds together the kind of people we aspire to be, the kind of world we aspire to create and the kind of education we aspire to provide.

Spiritual: Faiths and values are not only taught explicitly in RE, but also celebrated in assemblies and the cultural diversity within each classroom through the staff knowledge of the children. Imagination and creativity is celebrated and children have the opportunity to appreciate the natural world we live in, awe and wonder through the extensive outside environment and the developing area headed up by our gardening team. Children are encouraged at TMS to be reflective about themselves, their learning and their place in their community, as well as being knowledge and respectful of different people’s faiths, feelings and values.

Moral: Through the relationship policy and the school ethos, there is an understanding of right and wrong ad apply this in their lives. At TMS we understand that humans make mistakes, but also honesty, integrity and doing the right thing is critical before learning from our experiences. All staff are involved in supporting children showing challenging behaviours, and support children in understanding the own emotions and behaviour shown as a result. Children know that there are consequences for behaviour and actions. There is a focus on improving behaviour and support in getting it right in the future, opposed to a focus on sanctions. Children are encouraged to talk about moral and ethical issues and to understand the viewpoints of others.

Social: Children and staff are always encouraged to work and learn as a team and community, using others to improve their own performance and learn off people, cooperating well and learning to resolve conflicts effectively. An understanding of how to be emotionally intelligent, to cooperate and communicate effectively is explicitly taught, modelled and then expected when socialising with those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. At TMS we actively engage with British Values so that children are able to engage and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Cultural: The TMS community are aware of the lack of cultural diversity within the county, but also celebrate Cornish culture and how this shapes us: festivals, traditions and deep history. Staff are aware to present positively and knowledgeable about a range of culturally religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities and recognise and value the things we have in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities. TMS give opportunities to participate and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities.