Personal, Social and Health Education
Through our PSHE curriculum, pupils develop the skills, attributes and knowledge they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepare for life in modern Britain.
Pupils at Kew Woods are taught how to keep themselves safe. They participate in road safety workshops, cycling safety courses, drugs awareness workshops, first aid training, e-safety focused weeks and stranger danger focuses through our broad curriculum. We are supported in our work by Sustrans, local community police, Bullybusters, NSPCC and Sefton’s Equality and Diversity officer. We also use local production company Altru who deliver anti-bullying performances, with follow up workshops for targeted year groups.
Healthy lifestyles are promoted and encouraged. Two hours of high quality PE and school sport are offered per week within the curriculum, as well as a range of active after school clubs including energy club, martial arts and basketball. Competitions and leagues are entered annually in sports such as netball, football, tag rugby and hockey. Our participation in water sports events, as well as gymnastics and dance festivals provide a wide range of opportunities for pupils. Annual events such as our intra school cross country competition or sports days are always popular too. School Council run a range of initiatives to promote healthy snacks and lunches, as well as Walk to School Weeks during each term.
Pupils have a voice at Kew Woods and their opinions are listened and responded to. Our School Council, House Captains, Digital Leaders and Sports Ambassadors are elected annually through a democratic process and take an active role in school life.
Kew Values and British Values are incorporated into teaching across the curriculum and embedded through assemblies and Collective Worship
We have key drivers that thread through our whole curriculum. These drivers include Kew Values, Creative Arts and Employability and are at the heart of our school curriculum, enriching the experiences for all pupils. Recent whole school events focusing on the drivers have included an enterprise day, with classes planning, designing and delivering enterprise events and raising funds for charities and a World of Work Day. Our pupils access Show Racism the Red card events at Liverpool and Everton Football Club that uses football to educate pupils about racism. Pupils develop confidence through participating in productions and musicals.
Our weekly Collective Worship lessons focus on a range of topic including Kew and British values, understanding of other beliefs and opportunities to reflect upon their own experiences. Pupils also participate in events in the local community such as the choir performing in local shopping arcades and care homes, whole school harvest festival events providing food for homeless people, providing a ‘smile day’ for elderly members of the community.
Creative skills and logical thinking are developed through our 'No Pen Days' and thinking hats are used to encourage debate and considering alternative perspectives.
Inspection Report, July 2013
"The school is successful in fostering very good relationships and there are many opportunities provided in the curriculum to promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils have positive views on helping those less fortunate than themselves."