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At Gospel Oak we recognize the importance of PSHE, Citizenship and British Values. Although it is now a non- statutory subject, we understand the importance of children’s holistic development and the need for them to understand their role within society as a whole. PSHE, Citizenship and British Values are linked, wherever possible, through topic work to create more meaningful learning contexts for the children.

At Gospel Oak we use the Camden Scheme for the teaching of PSHE, Citizenship and British Values. This incorporates SEAL learning and understanding how to become an active and responsible citizen. SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.

Through PSHE, Citizenship and British Values being taught at Gospel Oak:
  • Pupils become increasingly confident and self-assured. They take pride in their work, their school and their appearance.
  • Pupils’ attitudes to their learning are positive and this has a good impact on the progress they make.
  • Pupils show respect for others’ ideas and views.
  • Pupils conduct themselves well throughout the day, including at lunchtimes.
  • Teachers and other adults are quick to tackle the rare use of derogatory language and always challenge stereotyping.
  • Teachers and other adults promote clear messages about the impact of bullying and prejudiced behaviour on pupils’ well-being.
  • Pupils work well with the school to tackle and prevent the very rare occurrences of bullying.
  • Openness promotes all aspects of pupils’ welfare.
  • Pupils are safe and feel safe. They have opportunities to learn how to keep themselves safe.
  • Pupils can explain accurately and confidently how to keep themselves healthy. They make informed choices about healthy eating, fitness and their emotional and mental well-being.
  • They have an age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships and are confident in staying safe.
  • Pupils have an understanding of how to stay safe online and of the dangers of inappropriate use of mobile technology and social networking sites.
  • Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development equips them to be thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in wider society.
This is the PSHE curriculum we follow at Gospel Oak School. It is based on a scheme of work produced by Camden Learning. The learning objectives are organised into the year groups they are covered in, the term that they are usually taught and are colour coded to show which area of the PSHE curriculum they come under. They also show whether an objective is statutory.