PSHE is a timetabled session every week with each week/term having a different focus. (See SOL)
An annual SMSC plan of significant dates in the religious and cultural calendar ensures that there is a focus, through assemblies and PSHE lessons on important cultural and religious festivals and commemorative days.
The development of social and communication skills is also a key part of the PSHE/SMSC curriculum that reflects our Core British Values Charter.
Religious Education and Collective Worship
Religious Education themes and topics are covered via Creative Curriculum Lessons as well as through assemblies and PSHE.
Children of any faith and those of no faith are encouraged to value everyone and their beliefs equally. Shared assembly times focus on celebration and the worth-ship of all of those within the school community and aim:
- To show interest in and concern for members of the school community
- To celebrate special occasions together
- To show concern for the daily happenings in school life, the local community and wider world
- To share appreciation of worthwhile activities undertaken by groups within the school
- To reflect upon dimensions of human life, the wonderful, beautiful, joyful, heroic, humorous, tragic, ugly, sorrowful, solemn…
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education and/or Collective Worship.
Sex and Relationships Education
Sex and Relationships Education is taught in PSHE lessons at a level appropriate to the level of understanding of the young people.
We liaise closely with partner organisations and the Learning Disability Nursing Team for specialist individual input and support.
Parents may request that their child is excused from Sex Education.
We provide a full and thorough curriculum for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.
The impact of this is a school that is inclusive and aware of others needs and feelings. Pupils are open to new ideas and other cultures. We endeavour to create a school environment where spiritual, moral, social and cultural themes are part of all we do.