As a whole school, Rokesly aims to provide an environment to aid the development of the ‘whole child’. PSHE supports this vision and plays a rudimental role in encouraging personal and social development of all children through promoting positive mental, social and physical learning and experiences. Through PSHE, an environment is created whereby pupils are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become responsible, healthy and confident, wholly developed young people.
We aim to encourage high aspirations in all pupils with the self-belief that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.
The intent of our PSHE curriculum at Rokesly is to enable our pupils to grow into resourceful, independent learners with the knowledge, skills and emotional maturity they need to succeed in the rapidly changing modern world, both on and offline.
Through the PSHE curriculum and delivery, we aim to embed the knowledge and skills required for accessing the wider curriculum in order to make positive contributions to both the school community and the wider community. We hope that this encourages children to develop part of their sense of self-worth interrelated with becoming responsible global citizens of the future.
Positive relationships are valued at Rokesly and essential in promoting an environment for our pupils where they feel happy and safe. Our Relationships and Sex Education curriculum supports our ethos and plays an essential role in enabling pupils to develop lifelong learning in how to be and stay safe; recognise and develop healthy relationships.
The planning and teaching of PSHE is based on the National Curriculum and further guidance from The PSHE Association. Our PSHE curriculum has been constructed thoughtfully and carefully, considering the context of Rokesly Junior School.
We focus on the following key areas:
- Belonging to a community
- Respecting ourselves and others
- Physical health and mental well-being
- Media and digital literacy
- Money and work
- Keeping safe
- Families and friendships
- Safe relationships
- Growing and changing
Topics are taught through a spiral curriculum, building year upon year on the knowledge and skills required to thrive successfully in each area and develop into well rounded citizens. The activities planned through the curriculum are designed to draw upon pupils’ creativity and encourage them to express themselves through a variety of mediums accessible to all pupils whilst maintaining a high standard of work.
A strong emphasis is placed on encouraging emotional literacy through the adoption of Zones of Regulations, pupils regularly complete self check-ins and use the strategies taught to regulate their emotions.
To further support positive mental health pupils are provided with a range of mindfulness techniques to progress emotional regulation and concentration, including but not limited to a range of mindful breathing strategies. Such methods can be implemented subtly any time they are required.
Pupils are taught to:
Through the wider curriculum, pupils are taught:
- A sense of self-worth and belief through opportunities to be a part of the wider school community through Sports Leader roles and the school and eco council.
- A growth mind-set to develop confidence and resilience. Pupils are praised for their efforts and attitudes to learning which promotes a love of learning and supports the development of the whole child.
- Pupils are encouraged to adopt an open minded attitude towards others, this is promoted through questioning, conversation and discreet philosophy lessons in year 6.
- PSHE underpins whole school and year group assemblies.
- Key dates are celebrated throughout the year such as Mental Health Week and Anti-Bullying Week to support day to day learning.
In order to show progression, the key focus areas we teach the children are:
- Expressing their knowledge and understanding in PSHE journals
- Emotional regulation
- Personal and social development
- Engagement in the wider community
- The development of the whole child
Frequent book looks take place to ensure that progress in pupil’s wider development is evident.
The pupil’s PSHE journals evidence a progression in the deepening understanding of personal and social situations and experiences. PSHE journals provide an insight into the personal, social and emotional maturity of pupils and the journey each individual has embarked on during their time at Rokesly.
By the time pupils leave Rokelsy they should be able to:
- Apply the skills and knowledge learned to a range of real life situations.
- Apply emotional regulation to situations both within and outside of a school setting.
- Use a growth mind set and resilience to face challenges and develop self-belief.
- Think open-mindedly.
- Be respectful and moral global citizens.
- Develop positive, healthy and respectful relationships.
- Be aware of and look after their mental and physical health.
- Understand age-appropriate RSE.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- Children’s use of accurate emotional literacy.
- Children’s ability to regulate their emotions.
- Children’s discussions about their learning, which includes discussion of both their own and others’ thoughts and ideas.
- Children are more confident in analysing their thinking and opinions.
- Children develop resilience towards challenging situations.
- Work in PSHE journals.
- Children’s contribution to the school and wider community.
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Phone: 020 8348 0290
Address: Rokesly Avenue, London, N8 8NH
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