|Value||What is in place|
|Democracy|| PSHCE scheme of work contains a strand of learning specifically included to introduce the concept of democracy and the process of voting. This learning sits within elements relating to developing awareness of community, belonging to different communities and making a positive contribution to community. |
Pupils vote representatives onto the council annually. Pupils enjoy being on the council and make important decisions, e.g: reviewing the structure of the pupil survey, interviewing candidates for key posts, selecting charities for school fund-raising efforts.
|The rule of law|| PSHCE learning is rooted in developing awareness of self, likes and dislikes, building into right and wrong and then fair and unfair, justice and injustice. |
PSHCE scheme of work regarding Citizenship contains threads that relate to understanding the consequences of behaviours, rights and responsibilities and the importance knowing and following rules.
|Individual liberty|| Wyvern Academy is committed to being a rights respecting school. Understanding of the concept of rights and responsibilities is ingrained within our curriculum and ethos. Our approach to managing behaviour is informed by the knowledge that all stake holders have key rights, and with those rights come responsibilities. Our PSHCE scheme of work contains content that relates specifically to this area. |
The long term plan for PSHCE also stipulates units of work where rights and responsibilities are the focus of the work. Through this approach we teach children the concept of their own and others liberty. Freedom within a framework of law informed by rights and responsibilities.
|Mutual respect|| Our PSHCE scheme of work contains threads that relate specifically to developing the understanding and skills that enable people to develop and maintain healthy relationships. This content is particularly, though not exclusively, within the relationships strand. |
The relationships strand of the PSHCE document also deals more specifically with issues relating to prejudice and intolerance.
Learning objectives have been devised to ensure that children learn to recognise discrimination of different forms and appreciate that it is not acceptable behaviour.
The relationships strand of the PSHCE scheme of work also has a specific strand relating to anti-bullying. Pupils are taught to recognise bullying behaviours and understand that they are not acceptable.
The importance of maintaining caring and supportive relationships is key to our whole school approach to managing behaviour. Staff model appropriate behaviour in their interactions with children and with each other.
|Religious tolerance|| Our Religious education curriculum follows the agreed syllabus. A wide variety of religions are covered. Emphasis is placed on respecting other people’s beliefs. During RE lessons teachers endeavour to establish an environment of awe and wonder where the special nature of the concepts being explored is reinforced in relation to all religions and artefacts. |
The school holds an annual cultural awareness week where the focus for the week is on a culture from a different part of the world. PSHCE teaching at this time is focused on a respect for and celebration of difference. Issues around prejudice are also explored and it is reinforced that discrimination (including on religious grounds)is not an acceptable behaviour.
|British History||Long term topic plans ensure that children have the opportunity to learn about the History of Britain in ancient times (Roman Britain), the Middle ages (e.g. the Vikings) and Modern History (e.g. The Victorians, World War 1 and World War 2)|
|British culture|| Literacy planning ensures that children have opportunities to explore works by a number of British authors including William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Michael Morpurgo, Roald Dahl and Wilfred Owen. |
Educational visits are used to support study of topics and to develop the skills for integrating with the local community. Pupils are introduced to the geography of their local community through educational visits.