PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) at Bevington is embedded into every-day school life, as well as being explored in weekly lessons. Lessons are discussion driven, with children exploring themes related to staying healthy and safe, healthy relationships and living in the wider world. Children are encouraged to share their views, as well as responding to and questioning the views of others, helping to develop their confidence and understanding of their rights and responsibilities. Within PSHE we learn about political advocacy through research, debates and modelling some core principles such as democracy which can be seen on display daily in the classroom and when electing our school council representatives.
Our Bevington values are embedded in every PSHE lesson, as well as being explored in weekly assemblies; they are at the centre of everything that we do at Bevington.
Our three key values, chosen by children, parents and staff are Respect, Positivity and Humour.
For more information please visit our Values Page.
We implement the MindUP approach to teaching pupils about their feelings, emotions and actions. Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP teaches the skills and knowledge children need to regulate their stress and emotion, form positive relationships, and act with kindness and compassion. All staff model the language and ethos of MindUp throughout the day, in all aspects of school life.
MindUP is integrated into our PSHE curriculum, and children learn about the different parts of the brain and the link between these and their emotions and feelings, alongside mindful behaviours including mindful listening, looking and tasting. To complement this curriculum, we practice three ‘brain breaks’ a day. During this time, children close their eyes, a chime is sounded, and a script is read aloud. Pupils focus on their breathing, giving them a tool to help them to regulate their stress and emotions through regulating their physiology, and activating the attentional regions of the brain. All classrooms have a designated MindUp area, complete with MindUp images and resources. This is a place where children can signpost themselves to throughout the day if they feel they need to calm and regulate themselves. The MindUp area is used as a positive space for pupils to self-regulate. This space is not a sanction for pupils and is a calm space that can be used throughout the school day.
To find out more about Mind Up please visit their website on the link below:
For more detailed information about our PSHE curriculum, please see our Curriculum Map below: