At Ackton Pastures, we believe that PSHE is integral to supporting our pupil’s personal and social development in our diverse ever-changing community. Our core values are woven throughout our curriculum and school life to guide our pupils to become responsible, resilient and respectful members of society. We believe that when surrounded by a positive environment, that nurtures, supports and listens, we can enable our pupils to succeed to be considerate, positive and independent learners.
Our progressive curriculum is structured upon an overarching question, to enable our pupils to become healthy individuals that can recognise and respond appropriately to the complexity of relationships whilst preparing them for the wider world. Lessons are planned to reflect the needs and experiences of our children, with a developed understanding that their emotional well-being can impact all aspects of their lives. Our school community provides opportunities to promote and raise awareness of the British Values, develop their Social, Emotional, Spiritual and Cultural experiences and enable pupils to develop their self-worth and awareness of others.
We are always striving to ensure that every pupil continues to develop a strong moral compass, that they understand right and wrong and that they experience a rich curriculum which raises their personal aspirations. Ackton Pastures pupils’ thrive in an environment that enables them to reflect on their choices whilst being supported to understand the impact on themselves and others. We ensure that pupils develop their understanding in a safe environment where they are confident to ask questions that will help them make sense of the world around them.
“A growing body of research shows that pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships.”
– PSHE Association