At Ark Globe Academy Primary, we follow a school-built scheme in our RHE lessons. We believe that our RHE scheme will support our students’ personal development in a structured and developmentally appropriate way, which will not only improve their capacity to learn (across the curriculum) but will ultimately improve their life chances.
Our RHE curriculum starts by building positive self-image, a sense of identity and a healthy relationship with self, and from that starting point helps children grow healthy relationships with others.
Health Education embraces not only physical health but has a strong focus on mental health and emotional literacy throughout, and empowers children to be aware of their own thoughts and feelings and know how to manage and regulate these by using mindfulness techniques such as Calm Me.
There are six key focuses designed to progress in sequence from the beginning of each academic year:
- Being Me in My World
- Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
Additionally, each focus has two learning intentions: one is based on specific RHE learning (purple) and the other based on emotional literacy and social skills development (green).
The whole school works on the same focus at the same time, meaning that each focus can be launched with a whole-school assembly and learning can be celebrated by the whole school in a meaningful way.
Furthermore, the Ark Globe Culture Pyramid is referred to in all RHE lessons. Our RHE lessons are both discussion-based and activity-based so that our students may practise using habits of discussion to improve their speaking and listening skills as well as how to interact positively with their peers.
Our RHE curriculum prepares our students for university and to be leaders in their community by:
- Developing young people to be aware of the world around them as well as the key issues that affect our wider community
- Developing young people who are knowledgeable about the challenges and opportunities that being an adolescent in the 21st Century brings
- Developing young people who are confident in expressing their opinions and able to listen and respect the opinions of others
So that students are confident participants in an ever-changing world.