The curriculum at Chalfont St Peter C of E Academy is ambitious, enriching and designed to raise achievement, inspire a love of learning and prepare our pupils for their future.
The PSHE curriculum at CSPA is fundamental to children developing as adults in the future. Our curriculum supports the children’s understanding and learning of how to deal with their emotions, giving children a broad range of skills to use in everyday life and helping them to make worthwhile choices throughout their lifetime. Both CSPAs and British values are central to the teaching of PSHE as teachers ensure a richness of social, moral, spiritual and cultural learning. Through the opportunity of democratic discussion, children are given the forum to confidently express their views with mutual respect.
At CSPA, our vision and values underpin the PSHE curriculum design and approach to teaching and learning. We strive to embed CSPA and British values into the children’s 4 year journey so they develop as happy, resilient and motivated learners. Teachers passionately teach our PSHE curriculum, which is carefully planned to reflect the children’s cultural capital. It is sequential and progressive, broad and balanced, supporting children’s understanding and learning of how to deal with emotions, giving children a broad range of skills to use in everyday life and helping them to make worthwhile choices throughout their lifetime. Teachers ensure a richness of social, moral, spiritual and cultural learning. Through the opportunity of democratic discussion, children are given a safe learning environment to confidently express their views with mutual respect. The CSPA rainbow supports their learning approach to PSHE. The PSHE curriculum is fully inclusive and accepting of difference.
PSHE teachers have strong subject knowledge. CSPA provides training opportunities, professional development and encourages the sharing of best practice. Support is given by the PSHE subject leader to colleagues and a schedule of work is provided, which they can use to inform their planning and teaching. Differentiated learning where necessary ensures that children are able to access and express themselves effectively.
Our curriculum and teaching approach allows our children to learn at an age appropriate level and the classroom environments are respectful, safe and comfortable for children to air their views.
WOW days such as the NSPCC day and Walk To School Weeks during the year enrich the curriculum and bring real life issues to the forefront. Parent and Pupil voice was used in the development of the RSE policy.
CSPA children are well informed of all age appropriate issues and strategies to deal with them. We assess children’s work to support judgements on the impact our PSHE curriculum is having. Teachers provide effective and timely feedback both verbally and in writing to highlight strengths and how to develop further.
CSPA pupils fully recognise and understand their own learning behaviours and what constitutes an effective learner. As a result pupils know how to use their learning and how to apply it in different contexts.
At the end of their four-year journey, CSPA pupils move on to their next stage of education fully prepared, confident and equipped to tackle any future experiences and challenges.