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Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship  Education

A bespoke PSHCE curriculum has been developed in response to promoting our pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and links closely to the school's values. Each year group learns about pertinent issues linking to the following:

Be United

To celebrate our social and cultural diversity so that everyone feels valued and respected

Be Creative

To offer a curriculum which is relevant and creative; promoting high quality learning which challenges  and develops  all our pupils’ talents and gifts  enabling  them to reach their full potential

Be Bold

To provide learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, which promote and develop pupils’ independence and resilience

Be Safe

To provide a caring, secure and nurturing environment where all can learn, work or play with confidence

Be Healthy

To provide opportunities for pupils to develop healthy lifestyles and thereby promote physical, spiritual and emotional well – being

Be Caring

To respect and value ourselves and others in the community by displaying positive attitudes, pride in our school, appreciation of each other and challenging negative influences and behaviour

We deliver a curriculum built on theme-based learning to enthuse and engage our children. This curriculum includes lots of shared talk and opportunities to carry out research.

Within the SMSC element of the curriculum, and covertly across many areas of school, we seek to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We aim to enable pupils to:

  • understand how they can influence decision- making through the process of democracy
  • appreciate that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for well-being and safety
  • understand that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • accept that other people may have different faiths or beliefs and this should be accepted and tolerated
  • understand the importance of identifying and dealing with discrimination

A variety of learning experiences are provided to maximise pupils' understanding and motivation to learn. These have included: 'marketplace' money-making challenge, Healthy Living Week, anti-bullying workshops, visits from external speakers, 'Living Eggs' project and a visit from a 'Pop-up farm.'

Some of the learning links to the Investors in Pupils standard for which the school was re-accredited in 2015.

Documents

PSHCE Curriculum overview