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John Harrox Primary School John Harrox Primary School

John Harrox Primary School

PSHCE/British Values

The programme of personal, social, health and citizenship education is an important extension of the school’s duty of pastoral care for the children during the time that they are in school. Children in all classes are involved in activities which help them to develop their personal and social skills throughout their school life. Many issues are incorporated into other curriculum areas, whilst other topics are explored as specific lessons. Topics covered include healthy eating and exercise, keeping safe, how our bodies work, harmful substances, relationships and attitudes towards one another.

In the early years no specific sex and relationships education is given but it will occur in various lessons and topics e.g discussions about baby animals. Children in Year 6 are taught about personal hygiene and the basic elements of sex and relationships education within a moral, family orientated framework. The main aim of this work is to ensure that children are given access to the correct information of their own bodies and are prepared for the changes before they are emotionally and physically involved and so give reassurance and lessen possible anxieties. Parents will be given the opportunity to discuss the content of this programme and have the right to withdraw their child from sex and relationship education lessons after consultation with the Headteacher.

The school is committed to the Government’s Healthy Schools Standards and takes part in national initiatives such as the National Fruit Scheme and has achieved the Silver Sports Award.

British Values at The John Harrox Primary School

The Department for Education expect all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”  At The John Harrox Primary School Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

 Democracy

  • Election of school council,
  • Pupil voice e.g. clubs, sports, curriculum feedback
  • Whole school House Captain and Vice House Captain elections
  • Playground leaders/Sports crew

Individual Responsibility and Liberty

  • Responsibility for own belongings
  • Homework
  • Home/School Agreement
  • Acceptable Use Agreement (E Safety)
  • School club participation
  • Walking around local area
  • Educational visits
  • School uniform
  • School council
  • PHSE curriculum
  • Themed days including Passport Days
  • Year group assemblies
  • Christmas /Carol Service Harvest Service
  • End of year production (year Groups)
  • Fund raising for local and national charities – Christmas Fayre Enterprise activities

Rule of Law

  • A consistent behaviour policy is employed across the school
  • Parental questionnaires
  • SMSC and SEAL curriculum
  • Bikeability (Year 5/6)
  • E Safety- learning how to behave in a digital world
  • Anti-bullying education throughout the year

Mutual Respect

  • Competitive sports links –Inter-school /Intra-school events
  • PSHE
  • RE curriculum
  • Anti-bullying
  • Fund raising events e.g. Children in Need, Food bank etc
  • Collective Worship
  • Visitors to Collective Worship – Clergy
  • Parent helpers
  • Adults model respectful behaviour
  • School behaviour policy
  • Celebration of National events
  • Curriculum information evenings
  • Parent and Pupil consultation evenings

Knowledge of Other Faiths and Beliefs

  • RE curriculum
  • Visits to places of worship from different faiths
  • Supporting charities including Harvest food boxes and Food Bank
  • Multicultural stories, toys, music
  • Geography curriculum
  • Links with local churches – Harvest  and Christmas services
  • Daily collective worship
  • Links with other schools