RE and PSCHE is taught discretely and it is delivered to raise interest, self-esteem, creativity and aspirations of all our children. The curriculum is rich and varied, which provides our pupils with the skills required for life in the 21st Century.
Within a sequence of RE lessons children would be given chance to explore religions through 6 key questions to ensure continuity and progression in each year group. The questions are designed to guide and shape pupils' learning in RE across the years of schooling. Pupils begin by handling the key questions very simply, moving on to learn about and respond to religious objects and ideas, to describe for themselves, to analyse information, and increasingly to develop the ability to draw thoughtful and balanced conclusions.
Ultimately, providing opportunities for children to personally develop by immersing themselves in another culture as well as providing an equality of opportunity so that all pupils can thrive together, is at the heart of the our PSCHE and RE curriculum offer. We provide to the children through developing their understanding of the fundamental British values of: democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance in order to develop responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults in the 21st Century.
A customised curriculum which meets both the academic and pastoral needs of all our pupils is fundamental to our school ethos and vision, particularly PSHCE.
At WGPS, we take particular pride in The Thrive Approach which we utilise with our children, drawing on insights from recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. We ensure staff are able to access Thrive CPD and we provide support and interventions to children to promote the personal development of all children, particularly those with additional social and emotional needs.