At Manor Oak cooperative learning permeates the life and ethos of the school. True education is about the growth and development of the whole person socially, morally, culturally, spiritually , emotionally and physically. At Manor Oak we seek to enable children to recognise their value and importance as individuals and to encourage them to participate and take responsibility in the school community and local environment.
- To provide all the children with the necessary skills and knowledge that will prepare them to live a full life with understanding of their own abilities and responsibilities to themselves and the community.
- To provide each child with a framework for life to enable them to make informed decisions.
- To work in partnership with the home and local community in the education of the child and take account of each child's racial, social and cultural background and their individual needs.
We intend to achieve these aims through:
- A School ethos that values the place and contribution of all individuals to the school community and promotes self respect and respect for others.
- Discrete curriculum time using the 3 Dimensions resource. This includes Drug Education and Sex and Relationship Education which is consolidated through the annual visit from the Life Bus. The expectation for discrete curriculum time in each class is 30 minutes per week.
- Circle Time activities to encourage the participation of individuals as part of a large group, respect for everyone's views, talking and listening for all, inclusion of all adults and pupils and the sharing of ideas with the whole group.
- Other curriculum areas which can contribute to the PSHE curriculum. Science, Geography, RE and PE may have a particular role to play.
- Activities or whole school events throughout the school year that will contribute to pupils' personal and social development and that introduce aspects of Citizenship and responsible action. At Manor Oak these include: School and Green Councils, collective worship, after school clubs, Harvest collection, charity collections, displays around the school, cycling proficiency, talent competitions, outside visitors, school trips, school fair, Year 6 Prefects, Play Leaders and preparation for secondary school transition.