PSHCE


PSHCE at Millfields

We believe that PSHE and citizenship should enable children to become healthier, more independent and more responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community.  In doing so we help develop their sense of self-worth.  We teach them how society is organised and governed.  We ensure that the children experience the process of democracy through participation in class management.  We teach children both about their rights and how they should respect the rights of others.  They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.

The objectives of PSHE and citizenship are to enable the children to:

  • Know and understand a healthy lifestyle.
  • Be aware of safety issues;
  • Understand what makes for good relationships with others;
  • Have respect for others;
  • Be independent members of a community, such as school;
  • Be positive and active members of a democratic society;
  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
  • Develop good, rights respecting relationships with other members of the community
  • Develop into caring Global citizens by viewing their choices in terms of sustainability and Global impact

We are using resources from 3D PSHCE (Dimensions) with the core areas, covering key concepts and skills that underpin PSHE Education to help us fulfil our statutory responsibility to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. 3D PSHE helps pupils ‘develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain’.

Pupils are taught through three underlying core themes, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility:

1.  Health and Wellbeing 2.  Relationships 3.  Living in the Wider World

We are a Gold  UNICEF Rights Respecting School and were reaccredited in 2017. We have the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our ethos. The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.

In 2015 we were elected as an Ashoka Changemaker School and are starting to link with other Changemaker schools around the world. We have close ties with the other Uk Ashoka schools including Toriano School, Camden, Atlantic College, Wales, Sidcot School, Bristol and Barrowford School in Lancashire.

Also in 2015 we have become an Expert Centre for the government funded Global Learning Programme and deliver training for over 30 schools in our network in how to deliver effective teaching and learning with a Global perspective in UK schools.

We have a thriving Article 12 Council in KS1 and KS2 who meet regularly to discuss school issues and instigate improvements and projects in the school.