Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
PSHE has a high priority for us as a whole school. Staff are trained annually in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues. This includes awareness of our responsibilities to keep children safe and promote their welfare, including with respect to the reporting of FGM and being aware of the risks of extremism and radicalisation (Prevent). We work with children to encourage positive values, including those to support a cohesive community through whole school action; such as our ethos, worship, assemblies, displays, behaviour policy, etc.
Increasingly we invest time in ensuring our children demonstrate independent skills and personal resilience, such as through the Ripples and Resilience programme with the Linden Centre and with our Learning Mentor.
In class our work is based on the Lancashire Scheme. In P.S.H.E we try to use cross curricular links to create a well-rounded, mature pupil. Links in lessons include those of a religious nature, as well as numerous Science and sports links.
Plenty of opportunities are offered to pupils in a bid to develop their maturity and encourage social and emotional progression. Such opportunities cover the spectrum of: arts, sports and hobbies.
We engage fully with the teaching of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of learning and throughout this incorporate the DfE’s agenda for British Values.