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At Glenleigh Park, the aim of our Wellbeing Curriculum is to teach children the knowledge and skills they need to be able to keep themselves physically, mentally and emotionally safe and healthy, throughout their lives. Our curriculum will enable them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to make informed choices, build healthy and positive relationships and to know where to seek help when it is needed.
Within our Wellbeing Curriculum children will learn about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health in an age and stage appropriate manner. They will learn about how to keep themselves safe in a range of contexts, including online, and also about the choices they need to make to keep healthy. Children will develop their understanding of the world around them and their role within it, as well as thinking about their own futures and aspirations. We will also ensure children begin to learn about the importance of managing money to support them in later life. All of these aspects equip children and young people with accurate information, positive values and the skills to enjoy healthy, safe and positive respectful relationships and to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing both now and in the future. We are committed to this and the importance this has in preparing children and young people to live safe, fulfilled and healthy lives.
At Glenleigh Park, our school values are Growth, Perseverance, Positivity and Achievement. Our Wellbeing curriculum is underpinned by a clear set of embedded values and principles that complement the school ethos and are evident through the teaching practice, resources and classroom management of these lessons…supporting children to achieve personal and character growth, encouraging perseverance in all aspects of life including their relationships and in reaching goals, demonstrating a positive attitude towards relationships and risk taking. These core values enable every child to achieve their full potential in all areas of their life.
Wellbeing lessons will always be taught in a non-judgemental, non-biased and fully inclusive way. We celebrate the diversity of our pupils, their families and the wider whole-school and local community. We use information collected from our pupils and from the local community, as well as national data, to inform our curriculum so that we can make sure it is providing our children with exactly what they need.
Our curriculum is based around the three core themes of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Each terms learning is structured around an overarching question, giving children opportunities to continue building their enquiry skills. It is progressive and builds upon children’s needs and also prior knowledge and attainment. The Wellbeing Curriculum we have planned, covers all aspects required from the statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum. It also draws upon the Citizenship aspects of the National Curriculum, and reflects national policy such as British Values and teaching about Respectful Relationships to combat Peer on Peer Abuse. The Equalities act, and in particular the Protected Characteristics, significantly impact what we teach and how we teach it.
The impact of our curriculum cannot be measured in traditional ways, through written tests and so on, but rather through monitoring and observing the difference it is making to our children in their confidence, their relationships, the behaviours exhibited, the choices they make during their time with us and in the future.