HUNTERS BAR INFANT SCHOOL

PERSONAL SOCIAL, HEALTH EDUCATION & CITIZENSHIP

At the core of the school curriculum is the personal development and well-being of each child.

The national SEAL programme (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) is integral to the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum. SEAL involves work on a different theme each half term. The themes are: New Beginnings, Getting On and Falling Out, Say NO to Bullying, Going for Goals, Good to Be Me, Relationships and Changes. Each theme begins with a whole school assembly and is then developed into other aspects of school life.

Each class has a weekly, timetabled Circle Time during which children are supported in the development of their friendships, their relationships with others and the importance of excellent standards of behaviour.

Bullying is not tolerated in our school. Our anti – bullying policy focuses upon strategies to promote a friendship and respect ethos within school.

In support of the Citizenship curriculum, two children from each class act as representatives for the School Council. They attend regular meetings and, in addition to feeding back ideas from their own Class Council meetings, they are involved in key decision-making about school life at Hunter’s Bar Infant School. Many children have other opportunities to make a valuable contribution to the life of the school through the ‘Job Squad’ – taking on vital roles such as Playground Friends, Lunchtime Buddies and Rubbish Busters!