Moral development is concerned with students’ knowledge, understanding, intentions, attitudes and behaviour in relation to right and wrong within the accepted codes of society. Their knowledge and awareness of values and attitudes of individuals and society as a whole and socially acceptable codes of behaviour is important. The quality of relationships that students experience, the standards of behaviour in the School as well as the values promoted by the school’s code of conduct form a basis of any judgment on moral development as well as the extent to which students show:

  • An understanding of the difference between right and wrong
  • Respect for people, truth and property
  • A concern for how their actions may affect others
  • The ability to make responsible judgements on moral issues
  • Personal conduct that they take responsibility for their own actions
  • Personal behaviour through principles rather than fear of punishment
  • A knowledge of standards of morality

At Congleton High School, we expect our students:

  • To speak and behave respectfully
  • To respect the school environment
  • To have respect for their own learning

The essence of moral behaviour is to build a framework of values, which regulate personal behaviour, through principles rather than fear of punishment or reward. These values provide the framework for students to develop their attitudes and understanding on morality and develop the self-confidence to hold to this code of values against a variety of pressures. Moral development is about understanding the principles and social values behind actions and decisions.

Moral development is promoted through a range of activities and opportunities both within and outside the classroom such as:

  • Working with teachers and form tutors
  • The Citizenship Curriculum
  • The Religious Education Curriculum
  • Assemblies
  • Rewards and sanctions
  • Welfare and guidance
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