Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. At Bare Trees Primary, we encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school. In doing so we develop their sense of worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure they experience the process of democracy in school through the school and eco councils. The class representatives meet regularly to discuss matters. We teach them about rights and responsibilities and they learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of the diverse multicultural society.
Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) development plays a signficant part in a child’s ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides:
- children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness,
- high standards of personal behaviour,
- a positive caring attitude towads other people,
- an understanding of their social and cultural traditions,
- an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.
This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life.
In November 2014, the Department for Education outlined that all schools must promote ‘British Values’ and produced advice for doing so through social, moral, spiritual and cultural education (SMSC).
Schools must show high quality teaching and learning which effectively promotes British Values throughout the school. School is well placed in this regard as the promotion of social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is already very much at the heart of our school’s mission statement.