Heart & Soul

The 'Heart & Soul' of Pear Tree School incorporates personal, social, moral, spiritual, cultural, health, emotional and citizenship education.

Attending to the social, moral, spiritual, personal and cultural wellbeing of our children has to be a deliberate activity and sit at the heart of school improvement and any drive to improve standards, build inclusion and close gaps in attainment. The impact of this area of learning is the standard by which we should judge the success of our learners both at the end of year six and five, ten and fifty years later as they lead their lives and contribute to society.

Social Learning

  • Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socializing with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain

Cultural Learning

  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within the school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • Knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • Willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • Interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities

Spiritual Learning

  • Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • Use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Willingness to reflect on their experiences

Moral Learning

  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in doing so, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues

Health and Wellbeing

  • Understanding of how to stay healthy in both mind and body at all stages in their development
  • Ability to reflect on their mental and emotional health and that of others, and know how to and be willing to
  • Sex and relationships education
  • Anti bullying – KiVa learning
  • Food and diet and body image attitude
  • Drugs
  • Substance misuse
  • Hygiene
  • Making good decisions – media and peer influence etc.

Click on the link below to view our Heart & Soul curriculum.

Click on the Link below to view our Heart and Souls Assembly Themes.


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