The Whole Child
Communication, Language and Literacy
Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Curriclum- A Journey of Well Being.
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Are you feeling lonely?
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We have received the Silver Award from Manchester Healthy Schools
Mental wellbeing is an important and normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health is. At school we teach the children that there are a normal range of emotions - happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness - and a scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations. As we mature, we become more able to manage these different emotions effectively.
We have recently introduced '5 a Day for Wellbeing' with the children, using the guidance from the charity Mind:
1. Connect - talk and listen, be there, feel connected.
2. Be Active - do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood.
3. Take notice - remember the simple things that give you joy.
4. Keep Learning - embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself.
5. Give - your time, your words, your presence.
Occasionally, children need additional support to maintain positive wellbeing. This may be due to circumstances in their life. Our staff are trained to notice changes in children's behaviour and mood and will speak to parents if they have any concerns. If you have concerns about your child, please speak to us about it; there are a number of ways in which we can offer support:
- The teacher may simply keep an eye on your child and check in with them regularly.
- We can support children to make friends, provide a buddy or structured games at playtime.
- We can include your child in a lunchtime nurture group.
- We can do social stories or comic strip conversations with your child to help them to work through or understand something that has happened.
- We can provide scheduled 'time to talk' sessions with an adult.
If, following these early interventions, thee are still concerns about the child's wellbeing, more formal action can be taken. The school SENDCO, Miss Penny, may observe your child at work and play to see if any social, emotonal or mental health intervention is needed. Alternatively, the safeguarding team can advise on any Early Help interventions that could support the whole family with different aspects of life.
If you have any concerns, please do speak to us - we are here to help.
Personal, Social & Health Education
PSHE education is a statutory, planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
We are a church school and plan a PSHE education to develop the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHE education equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.
A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
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.
We follow the Manchester Healthy Schools Curriculum. Relationships Education will continue to be taught in the summer term following the Growing & Changing materials until September 2020.