Abercorn were appreciative of the quality of care given to their children, the level to which they are encouraged to be involved with the school and the timely way in which they receive responses to their enquiries.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Pastoral, Social & Health Education

Abercorn were appreciative of the quality of care given to their children, the level to which they are encouraged to be involved with the school and the timely way in which they receive responses to their enquiries.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

At Abercorn the PSHE & Citizenship department strives to ensure that the subject occupies a central position in the school ethos; enriching the curriculum and actively developing the whole child.

In adopting both a whole school approach and timetabled lessons, we aim to educate our pupils to grow into citizens who are able to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible human beings.

PSHE is imbedded throughout our school ethos and atmosphere, and can be seen daily. It is both formal and informal, and we try to cultivate a learning environment where children can feel happy, safe and comfortable. Within each classroom setting, we develop and agree clear ground rules with learners and explain ways in which these can be used to establish a climate of trust and mutual respect between all those involved and to maintain professional boundaries. The acronym for ground rules is ROCK: Respect, Open (with a right to pass), Confidential and Kind. We use a range of resources to support the PSHE curriculum - stories, games, websites and engaging activities. We also invite external contributors to come in when we feel they may enhance the children’s learning and look forward to PSHE specific assemblies and whole school events like Anti-Bullying Week, Walk to School Week, and Ubuntu Education Day.

The children will be able to take the skills they have learned in PSHE & Citizenship and apply them throughout their lives. Our aim is to help our pupils understand and impact upon the way in which they are developing personally, socially and intellectually. We encourage them to take a positive and active role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community, and in so doing, we help to develop their sense of self-worth. We provide opportunities for open and honest debate and sharing of experiences, in order for each pupil to begin to learn about their own and other people’s feelings, ideas and motivations. By providing well-structured and engaging lessons we enable our pupils to become confident and well informed citizens; aware that their choices and behaviour can affect those around them and also impact upon local, national and global issues.

Abercorn were appreciative of the quality of care given to their children, the level to which they are encouraged to be involved with the school and the timely way in which they receive responses to their enquiries.

Independent Schools Inspectorate
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