PSHE and Citizenship are at the centre of the teaching and learning of our pupils. They have a positive influence on the ethos, learning and relationships in our school and receive the involvement of the school community as a whole.
•To give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens
•The school curriculum should also promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare them for the opportunities and experiences of life.
We are a 'Taking Care' School which means we are part of a country wide initiative to keep children safe. Protective Behaviours is a practical down to earth approach to personal safety. It is a process that encourages self-empowerment and brings with it the skills to raise self-esteem and to help avoid being victimised. This is achieved by helping children to recognise and trust their intuitive feelings (Early Warning Signs) and to develop strategies for self-protection. The Protective Behaviours process encourages an adventurous approach to life that satisfies the need for fun and excitement without violence and fear.
For more information we recommend a visit to PBPeople.org.uk, a site run for and by the Protective Behaviours community where you will find a detailed history of the Protective Behaviours process along with a directory of other independent trainers in the UK - there is also a Discussion Forum (a great place to ask questions, swap ideas and share stories).
Each September/October each child in our school is given four lessons following the 'Taking Care' model. The sessions are around these two key messages:
'We all have the right to feel safe all the time' and 'There is nothing to awful (or too little) we can't talk about it with someone'.
For more information contact Mrs Norton PSHE leader.