We want personal, social and health education (PSHE) to enable our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society. We aim to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We are dedicated to ensuring that OLMC is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school. Behaviour and attitude to learning is underpinned by values that are taught through PSHE lessons, making it integral to the success of the whole school.
We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: School Councillor, God Squad, class and whole school fundraising, reading buddies and engagement in school and local events. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: health workers, firefighters, police officers, librarians, sports coaches, secondary school pupils, artists, authors, and representatives from the local church. We participate in, and promote National events such as: Democracy Week, Anti-Bullying Week, Internet Safety and Road Safety Week.
PSHE is taught through explicit lessons, but it is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum and day-to-day life of the school. We aim to support:
• Happy and positive relationships
• Empathy and compassion
• The confidence to make the most of their abilities
• Value and respect of diversity
• Respect for others’ rights to their own values and beliefs
• Evaluation (and appropriate challenge) of the opinions and arguments of others
• Leadership and presentation skills
• Strategies for managing influence
• Enterprise skills and attributes
• Skills for employability (aspiration, communication, creativity, goal setting)
• Taking positive risks
We also provide a counselling service (Hallam Caring Service) which is on offer to children who need this be-spoke service, this support is through weekly 1:1 sessions with a counsellor.
We believe that; Equality is not always about treating everyone the same – it is about treating people in such a way that the outcome for each pupil can be the same. Tolerance is to understand that not everybody is the same and have the willingness to accept this. Honesty is being truthful and open at an age appropriate level, that allows pupils to learn and understand. Support is to work together with schools and family to provide guidance and care for children and young people. Respect is valuing each person as an individual of importance, as well as the beliefs of their family and community, Empower is to equip people with knowledge to keep them safe, healthy and happy. Sensitivity is having an awareness of the feelings of others and responding accordingly. Trust is ensuring children and young people have a safe space to learn and discuss. Empathy is the ability to identify and understand the feelings of others and offer them support. We offer quality SRE delivery through Big Talk and a Journey in Love.
We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant, and well-rounded adults.
Children can approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life.
From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen.
From engagement with a variety of Educate and Celebrate texts, children can understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves.