St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School is a learning environment where each child is encouraged to develop to their full potential and their achievements are celebrated. We believe that all individuals are of equal worth and we seek to foster mutual respect and responsibility in a happy caring Christian atmosphere. The teaching and learning of PSHE and Citizenship at St George the Martyr supports and upholds our vision of compassion, honesty and integrity.
St George the Martyr has an approach to teaching PSHE that builds character, emotional health and resilience in children. It is a creative way of enabling children to adopt a growth mindset by embracing mistakes and learning from them, whilst maintaining a happy and balanced well-being. At its core, PSHE is about loving and accepting ourselves as well as loving and responding well to others. We aim to support pupils to acquire British attitudes and values, which are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences, value themselves and respect others. Our Community will also learn to appreciate difference and diversity and become confident and informed British citizens. As a school, we recognise the value of educating the heart alongside educating the mind.
At St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School we believe that PSHE education cannot and should not exist in isolation; it must be part of a whole school approach. Our curriculum provides structured opportunities for class teachers and pupils to explore a wide range of social, moral, cultural and behavioural issues.
The material is informed by our core Christian values and the teaching of children’s rights as outlined in the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child. Our learning, it is recorded through the use of floorbooks that enable the children to reflect on previous learning throughout the year.
The opportunity for parents to share their careers is always warmly welcomed at St George's, as this enables the children to be exposed to a rich wealth of knowledge from our wider school community. This takes place during our annual 'World of Work' term.