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 Tree 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;
- New beginnings
- 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.