‘Everyone will be treated with dignity as all people are made in the image of God and loved equally by God. All pupils have a right to an education which enables them to flourish and is set in a learning community where differences of lifestyle and opinion (within that which is permissible under UK law) are treated with dignity and respect; bullying of all kinds is eliminated; and where they are free to be themselves and fulfil their potential without fear.’
(The Church of England Education Office, 2019)
All the activities in Woodchurch CEP School are carried out in the Christian context and promote the school values of Compassion, Hope, Forgiveness, Thankfulness and Love. At Woodchurch, our school vision, values, ethos and Christian faith promote PSHE, SMSC and FBV on a daily basis, in our school and wider community. PSHE is a school priority and considered paramount to equip pupils with the tools that will enable them to flourish academically, emotionally and spiritually.
Woodchurch CEP School prides itself in providing equal opportunities for all members of its family regardless of disability, religion, sexual orientation, culture, gender, ethnic origin, colour or age. All pupils have access to the PSHE curriculum, and the right to a learning environment which dispels ignorance, prejudice or stereotyping.
At Woodchurch CEP School, we are committed to the development of children’s social, emotional skills, children’s self-esteem, their physical and mental health and well-being. We are committed to developing the children’s responsibilities towards themselves, others in school, the local and global community. This commitment is embodied in the school’s mission statement and values; it contributes to the positive ethos of the school and guides the systems, policies and ‘day-to-day’ running of the school. PSHE (National Curriculum) and PSED (Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum) are recognised as an important aspect of the curriculum, where teaching and learning focuses on the development of these skills and responsibilities and develop the knowledge and understanding to make informed choices.
· To know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
· To be aware of safety and risk issues.
· To understand what makes for good relationships with others.
· To develop social skills to enable successful relationships with all members of their community.
· To respect and understand common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
· To be independent and responsible members of the school, local and global community.
· To gain an understanding of their role as citizens.
· To find out about the main political and social institutions which affect their lives and to know and understand what it means to be a positive and active member of a democratic society.
· To develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
· To be able to make informed decisions about personal, social, physical, spiritual, moral and cultural issues.
· To develop financial capability skills for future economic well-being.
· To ensure that the fundamental British values are strongly embedded and promoted through our school mission statement, our development of SMSC, our PSHE whole-school approach and through everyday aspects of school life.
· To promote healthy, happy lifestyles.