Social, Emotional Learning (SEL)
At Olympus we believe that learners’ spiritual, emotional and cultural, health and well-being are as important as their academic. We pride ourselves on the wide range of curriculum opportunities, strategies and approaches that we employ in order to ensure our learners are prepared for the next phase of their educational career and for life in general. In order to achieve this, school within Olympus Academy Trust use a variety of schemes and approaches to support the planning and delivery of:
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education (SMSC)
Philosophy for Children (P4C)
Mental Health and Well-being
Fundamental British values (FBV)
At Filton Hill Primary School we have adopted the PSHE scheme ‘Jigsaw’.
“Jigsaw PSHE brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a lesson-a-week programme. Designed as a whole school approach, Jigsaw provides a comprehensive scheme of learning for Foundation Stage to Year 6… Jigsaw is a mindful approach to PSHE...(it) aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. (Jigsaw: 2018)
Term one-Being Me in My World
Term two-Celebrating Differences
Term three-Dreams and Goals
Term four-Healthy Me
Term 6-Changing Me
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural
At Olympus we believe that the teaching of values and ensuring learners have a good understanding of their responsibility within our community and wider society is crucial. This is especially important if young learners are to take their place in the world and make an important contribution to our society. In believing this, we place value on teaching children
about their rights and responsibilities in school and their community, the moral dilemmas and decisions that they may be faced with and in their lives and giving them opportunities to learn about and understand their place in the world. We believe that learners grow from a sense of belonging and a feeling of ‘knowing who they are’, we support the teaching of respecting others’ beliefs and religions and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for learners to explore their own ideas and believes and sense of self.
Philosophy for Children
At Olympus some schools will use the resources provided by http://www.philosophy4children.co.uk/
Which aims to offer:
…a way to open up children’s learning through enquiry and the exploration of ideas.
Children learn that their ideas have value, and that the ideas of other children have value too.
Through Philosophy for Children they realise that they don’t always have to be right, but they gain the confidence to ask questions and learn through discussion.
Other resources used to support the teaching of philosophy
Teachers will teach learners to
‘think critically, creatively, collaboratively and caringly’.
Mental Health and Well-being
At Olympus we take the mental health and well-being of our learners seriously and each school will provide different strategies and resources to support develop the promotion of emotion well-being. Below are the eight principles promoted by Public Health England (March 2015) that Olympus use to champion and promote well-being.