We aim to encourage all students to develop an understanding of the ever changing world through a holistic approach. By engaging in physical activities, making positive lifestyle choices and having an awareness of their own mental well-being, children will be able to manage their own lives effectively.
PSHE at Linden
Classes follow the Jigsaw scheme of work which covers a range of Personal, Social and Health issues.
Autumn 1: Being me in my World (Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters)
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference (Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work.)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals (Includes goal-setting, aspirations for yourself and the world and working together.)
Spring 2: Healthy Me (Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices.)
Summer 1: Relationships (Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills)
Summer 2: Changing Me (includes sex and relationships education in the context of coping positively with change)
The scheme provides opportunities to cover advised curriculum coverage, relevant in today’s society alongside exploring social and emotional skills.
Alongside the curriculum coverage, we address the British values strands as well as strong links to SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) development.
Each term we focus on a different value, where we begin with a launch assembly on the meaning of the value and its importance within our lives. Assemblies linked to this are carried out during the term with the final one celebrating a value winner from each class. This provides an opportunity for parents of the winning children to join us and celebrate with the pupils.
Our values include:
- Team work
- Courage and Challenge
- Resilience and Hard work
At Linden, we have regular assemblies often linked to our values but also have regular assemblies held by Rev. Ruth Fitter from St Pauls and St Stephens church as well as a termly visit from Gordon Rae.
Each week, the whole school meets for a celebration assembly, where we celebrate a star of the week (chosen by class teachers), team points and class attendance.
Each year, the school council is elected after a thorough and exciting campaign trail held with the opportunity of year 5 and year 6 pupils being voted in for the roles such as Prime Minister and Secretary of Education, as well as year group representatives from across the school.
Weekly they meet to discuss and address important issues that impact on the Linden School community.
They are currently tackling the KS2 playground as well as dealing with the build-up of lost property.
We currently hold the Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning award to which we continue to set high expectations throughout the school.