PSHE relates to the planned learning opportunities a school provides in order to promote the personal and social development of its students.
At The Roseland Academy, students experience PSHE Learning Days, where the timetable is dedicated to personal, social and health education for a whole day as well as through opportunities provided by the National Curriculum subjects, assemblies, the tutorial programme, guidance and support systems, special projects and other events that enrich students’ experiences.
Staff at the Roseland Academy are aware that schools play a key role in the personal and social development of their students. This is achieved through the ethos of the school, its curriculum and its provision for spiritual, moral and cultural development.
At The Roseland Academy we promote ‘British Values’ through our School Values, our PSHE Programme, our Assemblies, our School Curriculum and through extra curricular events held through the year.
These values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff who provide a model of behaviour for our students. All staff know that they are role models and ambassadors for The Roseland Academy whilst at school and when out and about in the wider community. This aspect of our work is covered in staff policy documentation and within our induction for new employees.
‘British Values’ have been identified as:
The principle of democracy is consistently reinforced within the curriculum, e.g. the democratic process used for important decisions within the community, such as elections – both local and national. The principle of democracy is explored in History and Religious Studies as well as in PSHE and assemblies.
Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour, through school assemblies and on PSHE days. Students are taught the values and reasons behind laws; that laws are there to govern and protect us, and the consequences when laws are broken.
Students are helped to learn to manage their behaviour and to take responsibility for their actions. Staff are committed to providing a consistent and predictable environment within the school and beyond. An environment of this type enables students to feel safe and secure; this in turn, promotes the optimum conditions for learning to take place and achievement to be celebrated.
Students at The Roseland Academy are encouraged to become good and valued citizens. We do this by supporting each student to become as independent as possible.
We invest a great deal of time in creating a positive culture in our school so that all students are in a safe environment where choices and freedoms are encouraged. We offer a range of enrichment activities which students have the freedom to choose from, based on their interests.
Mutual respect is at the core of school life. Students learn to treat each other and staff with great respect. This is evident when walking around the school and within classrooms.
It is important to facilitate opportunities for The Roseland Academy to be part of the community as the students, families and staff have much to offer in the development of community cohesion. Our school is proud of the fact that we host community groups and organisations.
Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
Each person at The Roseland Academy is respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in which all major religions are studied and respected. Our Assemblies help all students to find out about themselves and others, linking their lives to the communities in which they belong. We place great emphasis on providing encounters and participation in events and celebrations to broaden all students’ experiences and awareness of others.
At The Roseland Academy we strongly believe that tolerance of different faiths and belief is best gained through knowledge and understanding. This is delivered through our curriculum as well as the routines of daily life as we strive to not only learn about but also demonstrate tolerance, and help students to become knowledgeable and understanding citizens who can build a better Britain for the future.
In addition our PSHE programme is designed to:
- be balanced and broadly based
- promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students at the school and in society
- prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
Students benefit from a wide range of resources, including
- Interactive and electronic resources (including use of whiteboards)
- Video and DVD
- Literature and case studies
- Role play
- Group work
- Drama performances
- External speakers (such as Brook, Connexions, CRAGRATS, Truro and St Austell Colleges, St Petrocs, Alcoholics Anonymous)
Our broad and balanced PSHE curriculum over Key Stages 3 and 4 includes all statutory and many non-statutory elements, including aspects of health, including Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and substance education, first aid, diet and exercise, road safety and careers education and guidance. This is underpinned by our status as a Healthy School. Students are given the opportunity to explore the world of work, including work experience and future career and study options.
The curriculum will also contribute to the development of key skills such as communication, problem solving and inter-personal skills.