Our School values are respect, collaboration, perseverance and possibilities
Our work in PSHE at Queensbridge is at the heart of our school vision. We aim to make sure the curriculum is embedded across the school and encompasses our school values; respect, collaboration, perseverance and possibilities. Some of our curriculum’s key aims are for children to:
Respect themselves as individuals, whilst developing an understanding, tolerance and acceptance for others and their differences
Develop a clear set of values and attitudes, including honesty and kindness and establishing a strong moral code
Value themselves as unique human beings, capable of spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical growth and development
Develop their varied abilities and talents fully setting achievable goals, learning to work and try hard, and understanding both success and failure
Develop an active role as a member of a family and of the community
Our focus for 2014-15 has been on MindUP, a programme that promotes mindfulness among children. Our other key areas are the positive promotion of SMSC including British values, sex and relationship education, drug and alcohol education and the championing of diversity through the Stonewall scheme of work.
MindUP is followed across the school and is a programme of mindfulness produced by the Hawn foundation. The programme incorporates 15 lessons on brain science and provides experiences of ‘mindfulness’. This includes mindful listening, seeing and hearing. Staff are also trained in providing the children with ‘brain breaks’ 3 x a day.
Queensbridge teaches whole school SRE every year. The Christopher Winter project provides a comprehensive scheme of work, lesson plans and resources. Children are taught in class by their class teacher with some support and guidance from the PSHE coordinator. Through the project children learn how to respect each other and their bodies and learn how to make informed choices. As part of SRE we also employ Stonewall resources to celebrate difference.
Drugs and Alcohol education
Drugs and alcohol education is incorporated into the curriculum from Early Years to Year 6 Queensbridge. We use the Christopher Winter project scheme of work which aims to inform and educate pupils in drug, alcohol and tobacco use and misuse and to develop an understanding of related health and social issues.