At Salehurst Primary we aim to develop reflective and resilient pupils who have a strong moral compass to guide them through their adult lives, forming healthy relationships and being resourceful in finding support for themselves and others when necessary.
Our school values are Compassion, Courage, Friendship and Respect. Our Live Well curriculum is underpinned by these values and incorporates them into the delivery of the curriculum, behaviour management and communication across the school. We are committed to providing a nurturing learning environment that places a high emphasis on children’s personal, social and emotional learning. Our Live Well curriculum aims to support our children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepare for a successful life in modern Britain. It is our intention to deliver a comprehensive curriculum in an engaging way. The children will learn about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up in an age and stage appropriate way. The children are encouraged to ask questions and seek support when needed.
Our curriculum addresses relevant issues in both the local and school community. The pupils are encouraged to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community, to develop their sense of self-worth, knowledge of how society is organised, their place in the wider world and the importance of sustainability. We want the children to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
Throughout our curriculum we work in partnership with parents/carers and deliver lessons where pupils feel safe and encouraged to participate. Our curriculum is based around the core themes of Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Wellbeing. Learning is structured around an overarching question, providing opportunities to reflect on prior learning and develop thinking and enquiry skills. The curriculum covers all statutory aspects from the Relationships, Sex and Health education and includes other areas such as citizenships and British Values. We give the children opportunities to reflect on their values and influences (such as from peers, media, faith and culture) that may shape their attitudes and beliefs, while fostering an inclusive and respectful environment. Lessons are always taught in a non-judgemental, non-biased and fully inclusive manner. We actively celebrate the diversity of our pupils, their families and the wider school community.
The impact of the Live Well curriculum is assessed through monitoring and forms part of a normal teaching activity to ensure that pupils do not feel under pressure. There may also be self-assessment tasks that confirm understanding. We continually observe the difference the curriculum is making to our children, focusing on their confidence, relationships, emotional literacy and the choices they make, both at school and in the future.