As responsible citizens, children at Hatherley are constantly supported to develop their ability and willingness to try new things, work hard, concentrate, push themselves, imagine, improve, understand others and not give up.
The school’s PINK curriculum, supported by the SEAL programme (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) supports this and regular circle times encourage the growth of self-confidence and respect for others. Children are encouraged to be aware of others less fortunate than themselves. The curriculum identifies the key concepts and skills that underpin PSHE education and help children develop their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical capabilities, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
The school keeps up to date with PSHE initiatives and this helps to ensure the subject is given a high profile. We believe that children have the best chances in life if they are well equipped to become adventurous, caring and thoughtful citizens of the future.
We want all our children to be able to…..
- Try new things - enjoy new experiences such as joining clubs or groups.
- Work hard - enjoy working hard in a range of activities and reflecting on how to become a successful learner.
- Concentrate - search for methods to help with concentration such as mindfulness and develop areas of deep interest through mindfulness activities.
- Improve - identify some areas for improvement and try to make improvements.
- Push themselves – keep trying after a first attempt and build resilience.
- Imagine - be curious and ask questions in order to develop ideas.
- Not give up - show stickability!
- Understand and respect others - listen to others showing empathy.
Children need to be given opportunities to discuss and learn to improve in these eight areas of success and study role models who have achieved success.
Progression through the learning objectives is organised from bronze through to gold as a way to describe attainment in personal development. They are not designed to be age related, simply practised and kept in balance until mastered.
All children are entitled to…
- learn about values in a practical way that acts as an internal guide in their relationships and approach to learning
- understand the process of how we become successful learners
- learn about their body and how it works
- learn about how to stay emotionally and physically healthy
- learn how to solve conflicts when they arise
- learn about Christianity and other major religions
- learn how to keep safe, including on the internet, both in and out of school
- learn about our school and class rules, their rights and responsibilities, respect, and their role as responsible citizens within our community.