PSHE Learning In Action
The PSHE curriculum at Stamshaw Junior School is both varied and exciting and aims to equip the children with the skills they will need to thrive now and in later life. We endeavour to bring an awareness to topics in the wider world such as racism and poverty and encourage our pupils to think reflectively about how we can show support for these as well as how we can improve our own wellbeing.
Every year, we have an election process where children can put themselves forward to become part of the school council. We aim to try and replicate a formal election process with representatives giving a presentation and writing a manifesto. Once this has taken place, children are invited to vote with an election card (similar to the one you would have for general elections) and then attend the voting room, use a ballot paper and secret voting booth to cast their vote – all of which are a vital part of British Values. Last year, the council started a tuck shop and we look forward to the council having a stronger pupil voice this year.
|SCHOOL COUNCIL GALLERY
As a school, we have developed roles of prefects and Head and Deputy Head Boy and Girl who act as representatives for the school. They have roles within the school, such as running a reading club for the younger pupils, being playground buddies and being the ‘face of the school’ for open evenings and special events.
See our Head Pupils & Prefects page in the link below
|Show Racism the Red Card
As a school we promote equality, diversity and treating people with respect. Due to this, we enter the Show Racism The Red Card competition each year which involves some in depth teaching on the basis for racism, stereotypes and what we can do to stand up to this mindset. We also support the Wear Red campaign to show we do not condone racism.
Through our teaching of PSHE, we discuss the importance of community and how we can show empathy and support for others. As a result of this, we take part in national initiatives that aim to raise money to support people less fortunate than ourselves such as Children in Need and Red Nose Day. These are always good fun and really show the children what life is life for some in the wider world.
As we aim to respond to events in the real-world, some areas of our learning are taught in blocks to encompass the ethos of the events in question. Two such events were the Platinum Jubilee, where we gave over a week of learning to learn about Queen Elizabeth II's long reign as part of British Values. Sadly, another event we wanted to honour was the death of our monarch. We gave over a day to look at what grief is, what the Queen’s death means to our nation and to record our own thought and feelings around this. We have a plaque made and are going to plant a tree in her memory next Spring.
|Special Events Gallery
Our intent with PSHE is to help the children develop into well-rounded citizens who play a positive role in their community. As such, we aim to help them develop high aspirations for themselves in the future. In Aspirations Week, we invite guests into the school to talk with the children about different jobs and careers they could have and how good school attendance is key to achieving success later in life. This week also served to highlight a national drive to improve school attendance. We ended the week with children coming dressed for their dream job while at the same time we raised money for Hampshire Air Ambulance who had launched our week.
|Aspirations Week Gallery