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PSHE/Citizenship

Through PSHE (personal/social/health/emotional) and Citizenship lessons children learn the importance of being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, and being able to make a positive contribution.  The lessons aim to develop children’s confidence and self-esteem.  The lessons are delivered in a variety of ways, both by discrete teaching and through other areas of the curriculum.  Areas covered include relationships, new beginnings, different cultures, keeping safe, keeping healthy and clean, rights and responsibilities, anti-bullying and sex education (KS2).  

Our School provides a comprehensive range of activities to broaden children's understanding of the world and their place in it. We teach children how to take care of themselves and others; how to make wise choices in different situations and how to respect one another's differences. Please also see our audit on how our school is Promoting Fundamental British Values throughout our curriculum.

We make safeguarding implicit and explicit in our curriculum. We run a number of events  throughout the year for children and parents as a minimum such as Life Education, Anti bullying week, Safer Internet Day, Dorset Police Safer Schools and Communities training for pupils and parents, fire safety and first aid (year 6.)


RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL:

We are a Rights Respecting School. The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils. Click here to read our journey to Rights Respecting Schools' status! Click here to read our RRS report from UNICEF.

SUSTAINABILITY

Our Eco club make a fantastic contribution to lowering energy consumption and highlighting sustainability issues. In the past, we have been a pilot school for the Carbon reduction project - a scheme which aimed to cut energy use, energy costs and carbon emissions. The Eco club elected light monitors, used energy monitoring software to track use electricity use across the school and raised the profile of recycling in school, amongst many other things. There is now a regular village litter pick by our children after an agreement reached with the Parish Council. In this way, we feel we are helping our local community. Thsi year, they are looking at making our grounds bee friendly!