PSHE plays an integral part in school life. We aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class & school councils, fundraising events and involvement in community activities. We encourage ownership and responsibility by providing the children with purposeful roles within the school. Official Helpers in Key Stage One collect and monitor litter. We have Eco-Councillors in Key Stage Two. Pupils in Year 5 are trained as Playground Pals, to help infant pupils during break time. Pupils in Year 6 are also trained as Peer Mediators to support junior pupils during break times. We also run a very popular lunchtime club where children are able to go for some quiet time away from the playground.
Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE /SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.
PSHE is taught throughout the school in a range of contexts. Children learn through designated PSHE sessions, including circle time and worship when a variety of issues are explored and discussed.
Cross-curricular opportunities for personal and social development are also planned e.g. the topics of ‘Belonging’ and ‘Rules and Responsibilities’ in Religious Education and healthy living in science. Across the school, positive attitudes and values are developed in day-to-day interactions and activities. PSHE teaching and activities are planned with due regard to children's age and stage of development. Planning ensures a progression of skills through the school following the SEAL programme of teaching.
We hold regular workshops and provide fun activities for the children during National Events such as ‘Anti-Bullying’ and ‘Healthy Eating’ Week.
At Foundation Stage, Personal, Social and Emotional development underpin children's learning and although children participate in circle time much of this development takes place across the curriculum and in day-to-day interactions. From their earliest days in school children are given opportunities to establish positive attitudes towards themselves and others and to participate as independent, active learners within their class or group.