Our School Vision
Let Your Light Shine
“Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and. glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:15-16
We are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing Christian environment, where all members of the school and wider community will be respected and valued.
Within God’s love, we will support and encourage one another to grow and flourish…
to be the very best we can be.
At Staunton and Corse C of E Academy we aim to enable our children to deal with issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change. It gives them a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope. From making informed decisions about friendships, to succeeding in their next step, PSHE, including Relationships Sex Education (RSE) helps our children prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they may face.
Our PSHE curriculum aims to ensure that our children’s well-being and emotional health are cared for, so they can flourish as people and be better prepared for their academic challenges.
PSHE at Staunton and Corse Academy is not just about PSHE lessons; it incorporates visits by the Education Life bus, work with PC Greg, our pupil council, our Buddy system and assemblies on British Values.
Through PSHE , we aim to prepare our children for the wider world, to understand themselves as people , before they make important and life changing decisions about their future. We want our children to leave Staunton and Corse knowing who they are as a person, not just what they can do in the classroom.
PSHE at Staunton and Corse is delivered is drawn from the National Curriculum, Early Learning Goals (Development Matters), Department of Education documentation/statutory legislation and using the SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) scheme of resources, currently using a two-year cycle. Lessons are timetabled as least weekly, although teachers may use more time dedicated to the subject as particular issues arise in the classroom. In addition, many of the themes from the cycle of learning may be covered in whole school assemblies or in class reflection time, ensuring the children’s spiritual, moral, social, and cultural needs are developed.
The scheme works on the 6 key themes of Me and my Relationships, Valuing Difference, Keeping Safe, Rights and Respect, Being my Best and Growing and Changing as well as the statutory aspects of the Relationships and Sex Education, and Health Education guidance.
The SCARF scheme has been adapted to meet the needs of a ‘typical’ Staunton and Corse child. As most of the children come from a typical rural cohort, units are delivered on British Values which are ‘outside’ of those already programmed in the 2 year cycle, with a particular focus on Mutual Respect and Tolerance for those of other cultures and beliefs.
In addition to formal teaching and to ensure all pupils thrive, even during difficult times, staff identify those who may need additional support with their social and emotional needs, and they attend weekly sessions run by our qualified ELSA teaching assistant.
The quality PSHE which is taught and embedded in our ethos ensures children are given wide perspectives on the diverse society that we live in today. Pupils develop fully as:
- individuals as they focus on their own personal development; believing in themselves, building resilience, developing habits to help them to lead a healthy life;
- members of families and social communities; understanding how to relate to others and adopt teamwork skills;
- members of economic communities; developing their awareness of the part that they play and how to live responsibly, including how their choices impact on others immediately and in the long term.
The majority of children will achieve age related expectations in PSHE, and be happy at school. Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be at least in-line with national averages and behaviour will be good.
Children will be aware that what they do outside and inside school is to be celebrated; and that learning does not start and end at the classroom. Participation in extra-curricular activities both in school and beyond is encouraged and celebrated at the weekly celebration assembly.
As a result of what children learn at Staunton and Corse Academy, they will become healthy and responsible members of their local communities and will be well prepared for their journey of life and work in modern Britain.
Long term plan