students the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
At all our WPT schools, student’s wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priority, and PSHE is the key vehicle through which we share this with them. We regard PSHE as an important, integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and at the core of our ethos.
We aim to send every young person into the world able and qualified to play their full part in it. It is our belief that all of our schools have a strong, broad, balanced curriculum which can be tailored to meet the needs of individuals, so that we can remove barriers to learning and allow all students to access the curriculum appropriate to them. We have designed a curriculum that values the development of the ‘able’ as much as it does ‘qualified’. We believe that both are equally important to our students so that they can play their full part in the world. Pupils across Wickersley Partnership Trust 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. Our students will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged 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, economic and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We ensure the students have a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning. 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.
Our PSHE curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring that it:
- Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children and of society;
- Prepares our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they already face and for adult life;
- Provides information about keeping healthy and safe, emotionally and physically;
- Encourages our children to understand how all actions have consequences and how they can make informed choices to help themselves, others and the environment.