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PSHE

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

Key areas for this year are the positive promotion of SMSC including British values, relationship and sex education, drug and alcohol education, E-safety and the championing of diversity through the Stonewall scheme of work.

Mindfulness

Researchers support the idea that children do better in school overall, if they are given frequent brain breaks. We ensure the children participate in ‘brain breaks’ as part of the regular school day to them refocus and increase their productivity. Our Active movement approach also supports this by stimulating the brain. For more information see PE.

‘Stretch and Story’ is a yoga programme for children. Our year 1 and year 3 children currently participate in this weekly

RSE

Queensbridge teaches whole school RSE 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 RSE we also use Stonewall resources to celebrate difference.

Drugs and Alcohol

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.

E-safety

In June 2017 we established a staff and governors online safety steering group (Sarah Bailey/Lydia Stober/Tracy Cullen/Dipti Morjaria and Julian Erwin) so that children and parents can get in touch if they have any issues. The group also reviews online safety and acceptable use policies.

We are working towards achieving the online safety mark- 360 degree safe.