Throughout our curriculum we aim for all children to become active and responsible citizens.
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) objectives run throughout our curriculum and are taught discretely when appropriate to support children with key skills or at specific times e.g. Anti Bullying Week. We use the SEAL (Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning) programme as appropriate and where ever possible role models from the local community.
Although the “Healthy Schools” programme is no longer supported by the Department for Education we continue to follow the ethos of this scheme in school.
The National Curriculum 2014 does not specify objectives for PSHE so we take guidance from the PSHE association who build their curriculum around the three themes:
Health and wellbeing
Living in the Wider World
As part of our PSHE teaching we ensure:
" Children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background...
[Our] school promotes the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.
This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain." https://www.gov.uk/government/news/guidance-on-promoting-british-values-in-schools-published
In the lower school we teach these values through topics such as "People who Help us".
For older pupils we have specific lessons for citizenship where we explore these areas of the curriculum. For example, during Black History Month, we explored the role of Commonwealth Soldiers in World War 1, to link with Remembrance Learning in November. In particular the role of soldiers from India, which linked to our topic Rice, Rivers and Rangoli.
Sex Education in Billingborough Primary School respects the school’s aims and objectives:
¨ To reassure children of their value and self-worth, including aspects of dignity, self-respect and self-restraint
¨ To nurture a responsible attitude towards personal relationships, including aspects of mutual respect and care, and to develop sensitivity towards the needs of others, encompassing fidelity and loyalty
¨ To provide knowledge of loving relationships
¨ To provide knowledge of human reproductive processes
¨ To inform children on matters of personal hygiene and related health issues
¨ To encourage exploration of values and moral issues taking into account physical and moral risks associated with certain behaviour
¨ To educate against discrimination and prejudice
¨ To empower children to recognize inappropriate sexual behaviour
The Mini Police project is a fun and interactive volunteering opportunity for children in years 5 and 6, which supports many aspects of PSHE, SMSC and British Values. Together with the local PCSO, the Mini Police Team help lead lessons and assemblies designed to develop awareness of social responsibilities and help to tackle local issues, including Anti-bullying and Staying Safe.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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