At Milton Park Primary School, we plan and teach PSHE through a ‘spiral programme’ of learning opportunities and experiences, supporting children’s spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
British Values are fundamental to our PSHE teaching and the culture of the school as a whole. We have a thriving School Council, who discuss and make important decisions on behalf of their classes; in year 6 we have a keen group of Young Leaders who take responsibility for jobs around the school.
Our PSHE Curriculum is organised around 6 themes during the course of the year, which are based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- The Right to an Education
- The Right to be Safe
- The Right to be healthy
- The Right to be part of a Wider Community
- The Right to be an Individual
- The Right to Grow Up
Our School council representatives are democratically elected by each class – one boy and one girl. They attend fortnightly meetings and then feedback to their class ready for the next meeting.
Once the School council representatives have been elected they will be focusing on updating our playground expectations and finding ways to enforce these throughout play times.
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on 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 Milton Park, we think it very important that our pupils develop a strong set of values and principles, and that they question and understand what it means to grow up in British society. Through a rich curriculum and through a focus on key events in British History we invite pupils to reflect upon their role in a diverse, multicultural and multi faith society.