Our PSHE curriculum incorporates Relationships and Health Education. It aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).
As a school, we have decided to use an enquiry-based model for the teaching of PSHE. Each week the children will focus their learning on a big question that will help them to delve deeper into the topic that they are studying. This approach builds on the success of our enquiry based RE curriculum and its spiral approach to learning.
Our PSHE curriculum supports pupils to understand how to stay safe in their relationships as well as in wider safety from common risks such as roads, medicines and strangers. The curriculum also supports pupils to know more about being physically and mentally healthy and to develop an economic understanding.
Alongside the computing curriculum, the PSHE curriculum enables pupils to know about the different forms of media, their impact and risks with online content and the media.
· Having pride in and belonging to our school family and community.
· Using our school values of love, aspiration, forgiveness, hope and spirit to reflect on when there are problems.
· Understanding, following and living out our school values.
· A strong focus and understanding of spirituality means that children are empowered to make choices and understand consequences.
· Having worthwhile roles and responsibilities in school such as Spirit Detectives, Worship Leaders, School Monitors, Library Monitors, Play leaders and School Council.
· Understanding how to keep safe using our Online Safety policy as well as our PSHE, RSHE and SMSC curriculum.
British Traditions and Heritage
· This is woven throughout the curriculum.
· Examples include the study of prominent characters from our history and visits from local artists. The effect of WW2 on our area, the study of traditional literature and our local area, the study of and influence of the Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Romans.
· School elections, Remembrance day, Sporting and Royal occasions, Guy Fawkes and Easter activities.
The Rule of Law
· School rules are discussed and agreed upon in each classroom, linking to the whole school behaviour policy.
· Children have strong links with our local emergency services.
· Children have regular opportunities to reflect on their behaviour and learning through our school values, daily collective worship and daily activities.
· School council have regular meetings which include discussing school rules and behaviour policies.
· A strong Christian vision which is based on Hebrews 10:24 ‘and let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds’ ensures that all members of our school family are spurred on to be the best that they can be. Just as the writer of the Hebrews spurred them on to be more Christlike, as a school community we spur each other on to love our neighbour as ourselves.
· Team Building and Competitive Sports through a range of clubs, Collective Worship and whole school activities.
· Ensuring positive relationships are modelled child-adult, adult-child.
· Weekly awards achievement assemblies.
· Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning taught across the school through our SMSC, PSHE, RSHE and RE curriculum.
· Playleaders, Spirit Detectives, Worship Leaders and regular Collective Worship to promote and develop concepts of respect and individual self-esteem.
· School values and displays.
Democracy is promoted and embedded within the school.
This term, the debate club are researching arguments for and against whether the Queen should abdicate.
Tolerance of Culture and Faiths of others
·The school subscribes to PCFCD and has access to a range of religious and non-religious speakers who visit in RE lessons.
· Regular collective worship including those led by faith leaders.
· Daily opportunities for reflection and to gain a deeper understanding.
· RE Curriculum with activities which promote recognition of similarities between religions.
· PHSE, RSHE and SMSC Curriculum.