At Cardinham, it is our intent that all children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. We share a cohesive vision to help children to understand and value how they and others fit into and contribute to the world. We have a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health through the delivery of a programme of engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole school approach. Our approach aims to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community.
PSHE at Cardinham is implemented using the Lifewise programme which is a whole school approach. We timetable our PSHE lessons so that pupils are within individual year groups to ensure age appropriate content is delivered. Children are taught one main focus each week during their lesson time although teachers may decide to refresh and recap certain lessons depending on subjects that have arisen in class. The curriculum provides pupils with the opportunities to obtain accurate and relevant knowledge, create personal understanding, explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities and provide them with a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life. Our PSHE programme deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. It helps pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings. Children at Cardinham also acquire an understanding and experiences of British values that are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.
By the time our children leave our school they will:
- be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
- be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
- appreciate difference and diversity
- be able to understand and manage their emotions
- be able to look after their mental health and well-being
- be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
- understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
- have respect for themselves and others.
- have a positive self esteem