At Amblecote Primary School our Personal Development Curriculum encompasses many elements:
- Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE);
- Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) including drug education, financial education, citizenship, e-safety, personal safety, and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle;
- Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education (SMSC);
- British Values;
- Six Core School Values:
Another key aspect of our Personal Development Curriculum is Wellbeing.
At Amblecote Primary School, the children learn and understand that our mental health is as importance as our physical health.
We use the 5 Ways of Wellbeing in our classes across the year as we explore ways in which we as a school community and individuals can remain ‘connected, keep learning, give, take notice and be active’.
We also have links with a Charity, Arts of Change, who provide a counsellor to support the mental well-being of our pupils, staff and parents. In addition to this valuable resource we have recently liaised with them to provide drama workshops for selected children to support their self-esteem and confidence.
The aim of the Personal Development Curriculum of Amblecote Primary School is to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of our society. It supports children with their personal and social development, and develops their understanding of the moral, social and cultural aspects of society and life.
We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of an inclusive community. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Our Personal Development Curriculum is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become positive citizens in an ever-changing community.
At Amblecote Primary School, we deliver this curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are mindful that the planned curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We expect teachers to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
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to view the curriculum overview for PHSE / RSE.
School Assemblies & Collective Worship
In addition to Personal Development lessons and other parts of school life, school assemblies and acts of Collective Worship also play an important part in this aspect of education, where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated and themes around wellbeing and community are explored and nurtured.
Our six core school values are also explored at a school community level in assemblies in addition to the class and individual level.