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Moral Development

Moral Awareness and Development

We encourage children’s moral development by:

  • providing opportunities for reflection and the development of their own opinions;

  • helping them to recognise and resolve the moral issues and dilemmas implicit in a given context;

  • enabling them to make and act upon informed choices, taking right and wrong into account;

  • understanding that there are issues where there is disagreement or conflict and respecting others’ views;

  • encouraging them to take pride in themselves and their work;

  • developing the personal skills and qualities necessary to manage situations.

Moral development helps them to become increasingly responsible for their own actions and behaviour and supports them in making responsible moral decisions and acting on them. Here are some of the ways we help to develop their Moral values:


  • The Parklands Person encourages pupils to behave well and make correct decisions.
  • Pupil Council members, Safeguarding Team, Eco Team members elected from each class.
  • The children understand that they want to be a Parklands Person because it allows them to be a good citizen.
  • Pupils are taught to follow rules through all aspects of daily life e.g. e-safety, the PANTS rule, STOP, safer strangers, safer places etc.
  • Pupils support some charities e.g. Canaan Trust, Children in Need and Comic Relief.
  • Star Pupil certificates for general behaviour and good work given out in assembly.
  • Parklands Person certificates.
  • Anti-Bullying week and playground buddies.