At Crawley Ridge, we aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills that they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. The children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum so that they can contribute fully to the life of their school and beyond. They should learn to recognise their own worth, interacting well and safely with others, and building positive relationships. This is reinforced by our behaviour strategy which is centered around the 3 principles of being ready, respectful and safe. Children are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and are beginning to tackle some of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
We actively promote British Values - Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. These values are taught explicitly through PSHE and RE, but are also met by delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.
The National Curriculum states that pupils in KS1 should be taught to:
Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future
Stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work
Understand and respect diversity and differences so that they can form effective, fulfilling relationships and values
Understand that all living things have needs and both they and the environment should be respected and protected.
Please find attached to the bottom of this webpage how PSHE is implemented in our school, including EYFS.
By the time our children leave Crawley Ridge, they will have taken part in many varied learning opportunities and experiences, enabling them to gain increasing independence and physical and social awareness. The KS1 programme builds on the skills that pupils began to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. Our PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes as they begin school, progress through and then transition to junior school. They have a growing understanding of the world around them and most are beginning to make an active contribution to their school community.