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Barrington Primary School

"Supporting each other to achieve together"

SMSC

PSHE - Personal, Social, Health and Econonic education

Intent

At Barrington, our intent is to deliver a PSHE curriculum which:

  • Develops the knowledge, skills and attributes our children need to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities.
  • Enables our children to play a positive role in our society, now and as an adult.
  • Provides local, national and global understanding of their world so that they can appreciate being part of a diverse society.
  • Promotes our status as a Rights Respecting School where our children understand their rights and those of others.
  • Incorporates British Values so that our children feel confident to use their voice to influence decision making and encourage respect and equality.

 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development

At Barrington Primary School, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is actively promoted within the curriculum but also through the ethos of the school and through the development of positive values and attitudes.

We aim to:

  • lead pupils towards becoming confident and positive contributors to their community
  • enable pupils to gain insights into the origins and practices of our culture and those of the wider community
  • take steps to ensure that pupils appreciate racial and cultural diversity and avoid and resist racism

 

Health and Sex Education

The various elements of Health Education (e.g. healthy eating, personal hygiene, road safety) are covered in several areas of the curriculum as well as through the personal and social development of the children throughout their school life.

Sex Education is not undertaken with the younger children, but when children bring such matters up in discussion, they are dealt with honestly and sensitively, with due regard to the children’s age and understanding. A structured programme of work for Sex Education is undertaken by children in Year 5 and Year 6.

 

Citizenship

Throughout the school, issues of citizenship are raised and discussed with the children.

These include the family, the citizen and the law, community and democracy, and a pluralist society. We believe these to be issues as relevant to our children as they are to society as a whole and vital if they are to grow and mature into responsible and caring adults. 

Our children are encouraged to experience community co-operation in school and to be aware of the less privileged members of the community. Fundraising, for charities selected by the School Council, is undertaken throughout the school year.

We have an active Eco Committee who are keen to promote respect for our environment.  During the year they present assemblies on subjects like World Water Day and organise competitions for pupils to enter.