PSHE at Drapers Mills aims to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need in order to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities.
They also find out about the main political and social institutions which affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form effective, fulfilling relationships which are an essential part of life and learning.
Children are taught to recognise what they like and dislike, what is fair and unfair, and what is right and wrong. They are encouraged to share their opinions on things that matter to them and explain their views. Children are taught to recognise, name and deal with their feelings in a positive way. Children are given opportunities to think about themselves, learn from their experiences and recognise what they are good at.
Children are taught to talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on issues that effect themselves and society. They are encouraged to recognise their worth as individuals by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals.
Our PSHE curriculum is centred around the 5 outcomes of the every child matters agenda (2005)
The whole school PSHE curriculum is based on the governments social and emotional aspects of learning scheme (SEAL).
Each term the whole school is united in exploring a theme. There are 6v themes which include “New beginnings” “Good to be me” “Going for goals” “Changes” and “Getting on and falling out”. At the beginning of each new theme the whole school join together in an assembly to introduce the unit. Weekly class assemblies allow the children to debate the topics with their class mates. At the end of the unit the school comes together again to celebrate and share our learning and achievements.
Our vision is that our pupils will become mature, independent and self confident members of society. They will have a sense of social justice, moral
responsibility and an understanding that their choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions
Our PSHE curriculum encompasses our passion for community cohesion. We aim to develop a shared identity and sense of belonging for every child in our school and for their families.