Children at our school feel safe and happy according to our Ofsted report. To support us in developing the whole child, our PSHE curriculum follows the Chris Quigley Essential Skills, also known as our Secrets of Success. These are:
· To try new things
· To work hard
· To concentrate
· To push oneself
· To imagine
· To improve
· To understand others
· To not give up
These eight skills are rotated through a whole school two year rolling programme and progression within the skills are self assessed by the children themselves. The aim of this is to give the children ownership and deepen their understanding of the skills.
In addition to this, every two years Year 5 and 6 also include SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) into the curriculum to empower children with the relevant knowledge required for their age. This is seen as an important aspect of safeguarding children, however parents do have the right to remove their child from such lessons if they see fit to do so.
We encourage children to discuss and manage their feelings throughout the school. In turn this encourages our children to become, determined, well informed, independent citizens, who are able to work together, which we believe is a great start to an important lifelong skill.