PSHE and Citizenship Policy
Effective from: September 2020 Review: September 2021
At Seaton Academy we believe that PSHE prepares pupils to lead an enriched fulfilling life as it equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives, by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn. It has been planned aiming to develop children’s learning and to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
As part of a whole-school approach, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) has been planned across the school aiming to develop the personal qualities, skills and attributes children need to thrive as individuals. Each session has been planned for children to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of our school and the wider community by promoting fundamental British Values. This is supported through our everyday teaching and by our Green Team and School Council, which is currently made up of 12 children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes.
We aim to promote and establish:
- The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all our children by promoting the fundamental British values of democracy
- stay healthy, focusing on diet, exercise and personal hygiene
- develop a high self esteem and motivation in all pupils
- an understanding of co-operation and sharing
- to take responsibility for their own actions
Children will learn:
- the importance of valuing oneself and others
- human emotions and how to manage them effectively
- how to co-operate with others in work and play
- the importance of taking responsibility, both in and out of the classroom
- to respect others, their property and opinions
- that they are entitled to have their own views but that they should not be used to influence others
- to recognise the difference between right and wrong, fair and unfair, kind and unkind
- how to make sensible choices
- to develop their social awareness by understanding that they belong to a variety of groups and communities
All staff use a positive and consistent approach, building upon the pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The children are encouraged to develop independence, self-reliance, fairness, perseverance and respect.
The teaching of PSHE and Citizenship will incorporate the SEAL’s materials (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) along with links from the PSHE Association, focusing on the Three Core Themes, Health and Wellbeing (H), Relationships (R) and Living in the Wider World (L).
Children in the Foundation Stage have their attainment on entry assessed by observations and their progress is tracked and monitored through the use of Early Years Outcomes throughout Nursery and Reception. The Foundation Stage profile will indicate if children are reaching expected levels by the end of Reception and will be used in transition into Key Stage 1.
In Key Stage 1 children will be graded according to work produced, observations and discussions. Each child will self assess against the success criteria using an individual target sheet. Assessments will be highlighted against Seaton Academy assessment performance criteria.
Equal Opportunities and Inclusion
- All children are given access to a broad and balanced curriculum regardless of gender, ability, race or religion.
- Provision will be made for individual needs in I.E.P’s.
- Equal opportunities are provided for boys and girls, also for children with special needs, those who are talented or gifted and children from different cultural backgrounds.
- Children with English as an additional language (E.A.L.) will be given access to additional resources and teaching to support their learning and to ensure they make maximum progress from their individual starting points.
- A feeling of self worth will be engendered throughout the activities.
Children with special needs will be identified and work within their individual level. If needed, they will have an IEP and work with support under the direction of the class teacher. A range of literacy intervention programs run throughout Key Stage 1 for those who need extra help.
Healthy and Safety
All aspects of this policy and practice are carried out with regard to our health and safety procedures. All relevant risk assessments should be read in conjunction with this policy.