'Pupils are happy. They feel very safe and well cared for...The school is calm and provides a nurturing environment, particularly for those pupils who attend the specially resourced units'. Ofsted, 2014
PSHE (personal, social and health education) underpins every aspect of life at school. Lessons are sometimes taught directly but equally, the values and principles filter into all learning and daily routines.
PSHE is taught from Nursery to Year 6 and each area of study is differentiated to meet the needs and the maturity of the children in each year group.
The areas of study are:
* Health and relationships;
* Living in the wider world.
Click below to download the Programs of Study. This document will tell you a little more about what is taught throughout Key Stage 1 and 2.
This link will take you to 'Development Matters', this document you will tell you about the different stages of learning in EYFS. If you take a look at the PSED (personal, social and emotional development) area, this links most closely to PSHE and SMSC.
Take a minute to watch our short film. The film aims to show some of the understanding and knowledge our children have about the importance of diversity and equality.
This piece of work was done at home by one of our Year 3 children after our 'Rights Respecting' week. Her class learnt about gender and what it means to be transgender. We thought this piece showed maturity and respect for the lives, feelings and choices of others.
At Bewsey Lodge School, we actively promote the fundamental British Values of :-
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
We promote and reinforce these British Values throughout the curriculum and all areas of school life. Topics and units of work are used to focus on these values in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Theme days and assemblies put these values at the heart of our school. Visitors into school and class trips enhance teaching, learning and understanding in all of these areas.
Our school also believes the teaching of SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) to be of the upmost importance in preparing all of our children to participate fully and positively in their community, now and in the future.
Children's SMSC development is promoted and embedded in our school in a variety of ways. All classes take part in PSHE and C lessons. Topics and units of work are used to promote children's understanding in a range of areas, such as healthy lifestyles, money awareness and relationships. Themed weeks, for example, Anti-bullying and Understanding our Rights ensure all children have the opportunity to develop understanding of SMSC. Circle time, "Worry Monsters" and "Philosophy For Children" give pupils a voice and enable them to share their feelings and concerns in a safe and open environment, whilst developing a mature emotional vocabulary.