At Dallington children develop a respect for their own cultures and beliefs and learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.

We incorporate the thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development into our cross curricular topic work. We also provide a discrete focus to our PSHE and RSE programme through which children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work.

We understand that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for children. The subject aims to develop children’s resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and well-being (including economic well-being), relationships and living in the wider world.

In Circle Time, children are able to discuss issues or solve problems in a safe space. The social skills of sharing in a group, taking turns and joining in with other children, are encouraged. In addition, children’s emotional health and mental well-being are paramount in our approach and a range of activities and events support the positive development of this extremely important area.

With guidance from our partners at the PSHE Association we ensure that Dallington’s own programme reflects the needs of our children and community, thus curriculum content and expectations in all areas are adjusted for the age and readiness of the children.

We explore beliefs, respect all faiths, feelings and values, and enjoy learning about ourselves and the surrounding world, through the use of our imagination, creativity and reflection. We support the children to recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences, investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.

The children are given the opportunity to make choices and solve problems for themselves; adults support children’s ideas and use open-ended questions to encourage the generation of new ideas.

RSE is embedded in the PSHE programme and we work closely with parents to ensure that we deliver the subject in the most beneficial way for our children.