We are proud of our Healthy Schools Status.
This is an award that celebrates our high standards at delivering a curriculum that prepares children for healthy, fulfilling futures. It focuses not only upon healthy eating and exercise, but other aspects which impact upon the health of our children, including their role in the community, self-esteem and social awareness. We pride ourselves on being a school which offers plentiful opportunities to enhance children's social, moral, spiritual and cultural education. Recent examples of this include Year 4 children taking part in Police Cadets and our on-going support of the Pearl of Africa choir, along with much, much more.
Being recognised as a 'healthy school' ensures that our children receive a rounded education that can support them for life in the wider world.
PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education.
Our programme of study identifies the key concepts and skills that underpin PSHE and fulfils statutory responsibility to support pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. PSHE is a subject that is taught explicitly within school, but often discretely through topics, school visits and assemblies.
There are three overlapping and linked 'Core Themes': Health & Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These are expressed as areas of core knowledge and understanding and are taught in accordance with pupils readiness.
PSHE prepares pupils for their futures and their present day-to-day lives. It is essential that pupils have the opportunity to recognise and reflect on how learning is relevant to them and how they can apply what they have explored through PSHE in their everyday lives.
PSHE has a rich body of knowledge taught through topics and therefore is often explored discretely, through reading, English, Geography, History, Science, Computing and wider subjects. Our children engage in regular circle times, where teachers and children share and discuss thoughts about a relevant theme; these themes often react to issues within school or within the wider world, so that learning is always relevant for the children.
PSHE also helps us to explore our school's 'Golden Rules' and children are given many opportunities to reflect upon how their actions positivity affect our school community. British Values are an integral part of our PSHE curriculum and underpin the main values we aim to embed within our children- children have regular assemblies and circle times where these Values are explored; please see the British Values area of our website for more details of these.
With our world's increasing reliance upon computer technology, our children have more access to the internet than ever before. To prepare them for safe and responsible use of the internet both in and out of school, online safety is an important part of our PSHE curriculum and is naturally linked to our regular computing sessions focussed on staying safe online.