PSHE - The Oakmeadow Way
At Oakmeadow, we believe that a high quality Personal, Social and Health education is fundamental for every child. Providing a well-balanced and holistic curriculum is paramount to ensure that Oakmeadow children are healthy and happy. Our curriculum has been designed to meet the Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs of our children in Oakmeadow and follows guidance from the PSHE association. Children will develop an essential toolkit which will have a positive impact on themselves, our school and the wider community. PSHE in Oakmeadow will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes each child needs to manage their lives, now and in the future.
Fostering and developing the ‘whole child’ is a central philosophy at Oakmeadow. This means not simply engaging in core academic studies but ‘threading’ elements of PSHE into all of our studies, as a holistic approach to education. We will equip children to take more responsibility for their learning, their personal health choices and their friendship choices. We aim to encourage our young people to actively engage themselves in their school community, their local and wider communities. We are teaching our children to understand and regulate their own emotions which directly impacts on their positive mental health development. Our ultimate goal is to promote active and responsible citizenship and to produce resilient, honest and caring young people.
We will achieve this through:
Fostering self-esteem, self-awareness and a sense of moral responsibility.
Exploring how our society and the wider world is organised and governed.
Learning to regulate our own emotions and recognise how this can impact on our mental wellbeing.
Discussing how pupils can safeguard themselves through raising an awareness of their own spiritual, cultural, mental and physical development.
Preparing children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
Imparting the skills to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
Miss Jessica Allan