Health and Well-being
This broad area of children’s education covers development in social, spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, physical and economic matters, and prepares children for the opportunities and responsibilities of life.
The school’s curriculum enables children to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. In addition, we aim to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
The curriculum supports children to make healthy lifestyle choices, by teaching them about the benefits of eating a balanced diet and engaging in regular physical activity. Children are taught about how to prevent the spread of infection/germs, including the importance of good hygiene and cleanliness. They are also equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions/to deal with risk effectively i.e. in areas such as road safety and dealing with peer pressure.
Supporting children to develop positive relationships with their peers is another crucial aspect of the school’s PSHE provision, enabling children to explore themes such as friendship and bullying. In addition, children are supported to recognise their own self-worth and to develop strategies to manage a range of emotions.
We are passionate that the school’s curriculum is underpinned by the teaching of key values and opportunities for the children to develop spiritually. We want them to develop their ability to reflect about their own beliefs and those of others and the experiences life brings them. We promote mutual respect and tolerance for all. We aim to give them experiences that prompt awe and wonder, that trigger questions in their minds about themselves and others, and that cause them to reflect about their place in the world and beyond.
We know that by helping them to build their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence they are more resilient and better prepared to deal with, and be safeguarded from, any radical views that may be expressed. We actively celebrate, uphold and teach British values of democracy and the rule of law through our taught lessons, activities and experiences that we offer the children. We are constantly reviewing this area of our curriculum to identify opportunities which further promote our traditions, values and outlook at school, and that respond responsibly to our community and country.