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
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.