At Ashlands, we want every child to develop as healthy, confident, independent and responsible members of society. Through our PSHE curriculum, we encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider cultural community. We also aim to develop children who are reflective individuals who have strong awareness of their own wellbeing as well as an awareness of, and respect for, others.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
In our school we choose to deliver Personal, Social, Health Education using the Coram Life Education SCARF framework which represents the values for children of safety, caring, achievement, resilience, and friendship. It enables us to provide a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations, which we believe are crucial for children to achieve their best, academically, and socially.