Yorkmead is an inclusive school and as a result everyone is welcome, there are no outsiders! As part of our PSHE (Personal, Social, Heath, Economic Education) programme we teach children to respect and tolerate others through the ‘No outsiders’ scheme. Children listen to stories appropriate for their age and carry out a range of activities to help develop their understanding of diversity and anti-discrimination.
Children are taught about keeping safe. They know about ‘Protective Behaviours’ and carry out ‘Network’ activities. They identify people who; they feel will listen to and support them should they have a problem (no matter how big or small it is). We are a caring, supportive and nurturing school!
We follow the P.S.H.E. programmes of study. There are three mains areas of teaching and learning LWW (Living in the Wider World) HWB ( Health and Well Being) Relationships ( Relationships). The Programs of Study are mapped out for each year group to ensure continuity and all materials are age appropriate.
We strongly encourage ‘Pupil Voice’ and provide opportunities for children to reflect on their learning through pupil conferencing and mentoring meetings. We have an active school council, who contribute to improving school through their reflections and voice.
Our assembly themes are carefully mapped out to ensure we cover a wide variety of topics including festivals, celebrations, E-safety, anti bullying and sharing in celebrating children’s achievements.
Children are taught about the importance of British Values in our society across the curriculum.