Our curriculum has been designed to address all of the key components that underpin an understanding of British Values.
The PSHE coverage at Sacred Heart Primary School is comprehensive and aims to give children the best start in life. We use the regional ‘Healthy Mind, Happy Me’ curriculum . Every child from Reception to Year 6 is given a personal journal to complete which will cover aspects of the PSHE curriculum such as Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Using a range of characters each journal is specific to the particular year group and helps give understanding of issues such as ‘dealing with feelings’, respecting and valuing yourself and in upper KS2 discussing substance misuse, the dangers of gangs and living in a community.
The ‘Healthy Mind, Happy Me’ curriculum relates specifically to Emotional Health and Wellbeing and this is explored using fictional characters from the Sandwell Borough. Furthermore to enhance wellbeing at Lodge Primary, we are going for the Sandwell Wellbeing Charter Mark this year.
The PSHE coverage includes an understanding of the law, individual liberty and related responsibilities, acceptance and tolerance resulting in mutual respect and a deeper understanding of diversity and how this impacts society for the greater good. We teach and foster a culture of tolerance and acceptance in all aspects of school life but specifically through RE and collective worship.
We examine democracy and encourage the pupils to articulate their views and beliefs through debate and discussion using our school council model as a vehicle. We promote a programme of self-awareness and responsibility. We expose pupils to a wide range of social and cultural events that are celebrated by our diverse communities in Sandwell. Sacred Heart Primary is a positive learning environment where all members of our community are valued.