We believe fully in delivering to our children a PSHE education that covers health and relationships in order to fully prepare every child for life's challenges and opportunities. We will promote healthy, individual and responsible members of society and encourage all children to play a role in contributing to school life through fund raising, supporting charities , organising events and helping peers and others. We allow children to express their opinions and remain open-minded - willing to consider new ideas.
Children will be taught the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other peers and adults. Our teaching will enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
We have developed a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum in partnership with The PSHE Association which is unique to our school and the children.
Working with the LA and the PSHE Association, the scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, SMSC and school's key values into the curriculum.
We will provide the children with a language-rich environment where they have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand PSHE and use it across the wider curriculum.
We have 'Knowledge Working Walls' in each classroom to exemplify the terminology used throughout the teaching of PSHE, BV and SMSC which enables pupils to make links across the wider curriculum.
All subjects make a link to PSHE, BV, SMSC and the language is used consistently by all staff.
Displays across school: PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.
Assemblies & worship: Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies always make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.
We have a huge focus on mental health and well-being in and out of the classroom. Growth mindset being used to promote perseverance and resilience as well as yoga classes, zen dens and nurture groups.
Outside of the classroom we have the system of a Year 6 leadership team that includes all children taking various roles, such as Reading Ambassadors, Worship Leaders, Sports Leaders
The Year 5 children become Guardian Angels to the new EYFS children, writing them letters, accompanying them to lunch and caring for them in the playground during their early transition days.
We have school librarians, prefects, a curriculum council, eco council, worship council, lunch time helpers to name a few - all of which help the children develop into responsible and healthy minded members of society.
We deliver a curriculum that is accessible to all and that maximises the outcomes for every child enabling them to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities, our British values and to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
Our children go out into the community regularly - visiting residential homes, attending community communion services in church - where they impact on the lives of others. Annually the children organise and run the MacMillan coffee morning. The children take part in fund raising for school projects and for the wider world. Recently the children raised over £600 for school books through a sponsored activity and raised over £1500 on individual fundraising schemes for a primary school in Uganda. See our Out Reach page for more details.
Children live and breath our school values and link these to our British Values. Children are sociable and interact well with each other and adults.