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PSHE and Citizenship

This Section is made up of the following:

What is PSHE and Citizenship?

Our Student Council

British Values

PREVENT

Safeguarding Support for Parents

PSHCE letter to Parents / Carers

 

PSHCE Planning Overview

Our planning follows the North Yorkshire guidance, the PSHE Association scheme of work and the Association's Character planning which focuses on key life skills such as resilience and managing well being. Having built positive relationships with the children, we then use our specific knowledge of individual children and also general trends identified from data gathered through pupil surveys such as the Growing Up in North Yorkshire Health Survey, to tailor our PSHCE curriculum accordingly.


Our School Council, made up of children from all year groups, also supports the development of our PSHE subject content. During the bi-monthly Council meetings, the Pupil Voice working party manage the collation of ideas on any issue or current affairs the children themselves would like to explore. This is then passed onto an appropriate teacher to develop further by the adult School Council facilitator. These issues could range from a general election to an area of school the children feel needs more focus. An example of this is the children's ideas for activities during outdoor playtime and managing the school yards for everyone's benefit.


Within individual classes, national and international events are discussed at an appropriate level and we find our children are curious and enjoy being well informed. This often leads to debates or circle times when all considered opinions are welcome and there is an ethos of mutual respect.


All our children consider and reflect upon British and Christian Values. Each value is taken as a focus for each half term within our collective worship schedule. The value is considered in different contexts and then the children are encouraged to practice it further in all areas of their life. It is hoped that the children learn the importance of developing these values for themselves and use them to enhance their own and others wellbeing, both in school and also within the wider community.


Our aim is for all our children to become responsible, respectful and thoughtful members of society and be securely equipped to take their place within it.

 

 

What is PSHE and Citizenship?

NYCC Curriculum Entitlement Framework for PSHE and Citizenship

PSHE is a planned programme of learning through which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of the whole school approach, PSHE education helps pupils to develop the qualities and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives (PSHE association Sep 2014).

 

Citizenship education (this now includes financial education) is a planned programme of learning through which pupils acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. It should foster pupils’ keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Pupils should be equipped with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. It should also prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens, manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.

 

The School has a Sex Education Policy, formed after consultation with parents, teachers and governors. This determines those areas dealt with in the general curriculum and those of a special nature. The biological aspects are dealt with mainly in the National Curriculum Science course in a gradual process through the school, while specific aspects of growth and maturity are considered in Year 6. Parents may borrow the school video which includes the special aspects taught in Year 6. Parents are warned in advance of this teaching and do have the right to withdraw their children. Our experience is that all have found it a help to their children. Through PSHCE the classes also tackle aspects of emotional development.

 

 

Our Student Council

“Our School Council is great, we work together well and come up with important decisions. We have lots of different age groups who all make the decisions together. Everyone enjoys School Council.” (RMS School Council 2016)
Our Current members (in no particular order):

Joel Eva Lexi Annabell Peter
Maisie Lucas Iona Mrs Welch Ashley
 
Lily Natalie Harry Elsa  

 

16.6.17

Representatives of the School Council handed in food donations to the Food Bank today, which were very gratefully received.  Thank you everyone who donated.  We are collecting again next Friday morning and every Friday until the holidays. Here are some pictures of the donations we collected.

British Values

At RMS our values are underpinned by the British values of Individual Liberty, Democracy, Tolerance, The Rule of Law and Mutual Respect. Every classroom has a British Values display which is referenced during class discussions where appropriate and a larger, interactive display is situated in the hall where children can record their own thoughts or opinions. This display is referenced in our weekly assemblies by adults and children.

These over arching British Values feed directly into our whole school values, inspired by Christian Values.

We feel this focus on Christian, yet also global generic values, provides preparation for an appreciation of life in modern Britain. This runs along side our learning about people, faiths and cultures both within and beyond Richmond.

 

 

Image of britsh valuesImage of britsh values 

 

PREVENT - what does it mean and how can I help

All teaching and non teaching staff have attended the PREVENT training. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty

http://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

 

Economic well being

My Money Week

Safeguarding support for parents and carers

 

Assembly