Personal, Social, Health Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCE) is known as Life Skills at Orwell Park. It is a wide and all-encompassing subject that helps to equip pupils with the knowledge, life skills and general understanding that they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
All pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of our school and the communities that they interact in. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning and personal development. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are an integral part of growing up. They also find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
To ensure pupils’ personal, social and emotional development we aim to create a friendly, supportive atmosphere, where all are valued and encouraged, positive relationships are seen as important and there is a safe and secure school environment which is conducive to teamwork and independent learning.