Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
One of the strengths of PSHE education provision at Tree Tops is that it is central to all aspects of school life. As a nurturing school, with a totally child-centred approach, we endeavour to provide every child an individualised personal, social skills-based support that responds directly to their own current needs. This approach ensures that everyone feels feel safe and secure and we have appropriate high expectations for behaviour and respect for one another.
PSHE education as a curriculum subject is a discrete timetabled lesson throughout the year. From teaching pupils to find out about themselves and the changes they will face, to discovering how to be a good citizen, we use ‘Circletime’, interactive games and teaching ideas to inspire.
At Tre Tops we also use a toolkit called Social, emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) as a framework for teaching. This focuses on termly themes, which are;
Getting on and Falling Out
Saying no to Bullying
Going for Goals
Good To Be Me
These themes link to our School Values Teams. Assemblies including those led by the pupils themselves relate to SEAL and reflect their ideas and interests for our school improvement.
"The pupil premium funding and sports premium funding are used to good effect." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress." Ofsted 2017
"Safeguarding is effective. Systems to keep pupils safe are robust" Ofsted 2017
"The curriculum provides good opportunities for pupils to learn across a range of subjects. British values are promoted effectively." Ofsted 2017
"Good teaching in Year 5 and Year 6 ensures that most pupils catch up and make expected progress in a range of subjects by the end of key stage 2." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils behave well and have good manners. They demonstrate a strong understanding of tolerance and respect." Ofsted 2017
"Leaders, governors and the trust have a strong understanding of the school’s effectiveness. Their recent actions are ensuring that the school is improving quickly." Ofsted 2017
“Pupils speak highly about the quality of education they receive. They are very loyal to the Academy, each other and the staff. They appreciate the support they receive to do their best. Pupils’ conduct around the Academy and in class is excellent.”
“Teachers provide highly detailed and effective feedback on a regular basis so that pupils know what they need to do to improve. Pupils regularly respond to marking to ensure they improve upon their understanding. Pupils are now given more opportunities to complete their work fluently and at greater length. Good progress is strongly evident across the books surveyed.”
“Books are well presented and demonstrate that pupils take pride in their work. They contain a varied number of tasks and activities for pupils.”
“Systems to keep pupils safe are rigorous. They feel safer because behaviour has improved and there are good opportunities to learn how to keep themselves safe in different situations.”
“As a result of the senior leaders’ determination and attention to detail, the quality of education has improved, aspirations have been raised and staff morale is high.”