Orchards School works in partnership with pupils, parents, staff, governors and the community encouraging children to learn from first-hand experience and take an active part in the learning process.
We aim to create a whole school ethos with an expectation of the highest standards of behaviour, personal relationships, respect and attitudes. P.S.H.E. deals with the whole child and the relationships which he or she has both now and in the future.
Although children are very influenced by their home environment it is our role to support and promote good attitudes, practices and understanding conducive to good health. This takes place through both the formal curriculum and the informal, hidden curriculum.
Orchards School follows the Cambridgeshire PSHE scheme of work, as well as using the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) materials to teach many of the elements of PSHE. We recognise that there are areas that SEAL does not cover and these are addressed with specific lessons where that occurs.
Our Curriculum Map (available on the school website) shows the PSHE units which are covered by each year group throughout the academic year.