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Personal,Social and Emotional Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Education

The school uses a Social and Emotional Education programme called PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies). The PATHS curriculum is a comprehensive program that promotes emotional and social competencies, reducing aggression and behaviour problems in Reception through to KS2, while simultaneously enhancing the educational process in the classroom.

 

The PATHS curriculum is taught two to three times per week for a minimum of 20-30 minutes per day. It aims to improve; emotional literacy, self-control, social competence, positive peer relations, and interpersonal problem-solving skills.

 

Religious Education and Collective Worship

Religious Education is held in accordance with the revised 2012 Norfolk Agreed Syllabus, within which pupils will study a particular unit of work over a number of weeks. The syllabus is broad in nature, with themes such as Beliefs and Questions, Symbols, Inspirational People, Religion, Family and Community, Sacred Places. These themes touch many cultures and religions and raise important issues of similarities and differences between a range of cultures and beliefs. The themes run through all year groups and are re-visited at different levels throughout a child’s time with us.

 

Parents wishing to withdraw their child from R.E. lessons are free to do so and alternative provision for their education will be made.

As a Church school, our daily act of Collective Worship is Christian in nature and follows a set theme over each week covering Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects. We encourage participation, reflection and sometimes dramatic presentations.

Visiting speakers are a regular feature and add further interest and dimension. Some Acts of Worship are devoted to singing hymns, others take the form of worship within the classroom and will be pitched to the needs of younger or older pupils as required. At the end of each week, we include time to celebrate the pupils’ achievements in the form of ‘The Gold Book’. As with Religious Education, parents wishing to withdraw their child from the Daily Act of Worship, are free to do so.

From time to time the school will be called together for a general assembly and parents and other members of the community are often invited to share these occasions e.g. Harvest time, Easter, End of Year assembly, which will be held in the local Church.

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