At St Basil’s we give high importance to the Personal Development of all our pupils, irrespective of their needs. We do this across the whole curriculum, the cornerstone of which is PHSE.
Please find below the link to our Curriculum Enrichment Overview 2023-24
In addition to PHSE lessons and assemblies we enrich our curriculum through:
- Restorative Practice
- Philosophy for Children P4C
- Extra curricular activities
- Trips & visits - see our curriculum enrichment link above
- Thematic events – these are in addition to the planned curriculum in RE, PHSE, PE and Computing
Other faiths – Judaism and Islam
Online Safety Day
Children’s Mental Health & Mental Health Week
Business and Enterprise Week and St Basil’s Market Place
World Book Day
- Work with high quality outside agencies and providers
Altru Drama - Anti bullying & online safety drama
Halton Healthy Schools including Fit for Life, Tobacco & Alcohol Awareness
Cheshire Police - Mini Police & Safer Schools; knife crime
Cheshire Fire Brigade - smoke tent & Safety Central visits
NSPCC Speak Out Programme & Talk Pants
Beacon Counselling Trust - Gambling and gaming
Mellors Caterers - Healthy eating
Swim -Water Safety
- Agencies and providers who provide individual pupil or family support
NHS Bridgewater Mental Health Support Team
Night stop – Counselling
HBC Family Learning
Halton Cancer Support Group
Got Your Back
- Pupil leadership
RE Ambassadors Y1-Y6
Y6 House captains
Y6 and EYFS Prayer Partners
Eco Council Y1-6
Learning Forum Y1-6
Play Leaders Y6 partnered with Y1 & Y2
Reading Partners Y5 & 6 partnered with Y1 & Y2
- Pupil fundraising
Child in Need
Restorative Approaches are embedded with our school Relationship and Behaviour Policy. It reflects the importance upon which we place relationships founded upon mutual trust, care and respect.
Restorative Approaches/Practice describes a way of being. It promotes active thinking about how we build our relationships, how we work to keep them healthy and how we can repair them when there has been conflict.
Restorative Practice is relevant to us all. It supports us to connect with each other as fellow human beings, guiding us with our interactions. It can help us to consider how our actions and responses affect our relationships, whether these are relationships at work or at home.
Building upon our shared values in weekly restorative circles we teach pupils the skills of:
- Active Listening
- Emotional Literacy
- Being non-judgemental
- Conflict Management
Philosophy for Children
Through P4C (Philosophy for Children) we encourage pupils to ask questions, think imaginatively and creatively by looking at big ideas, themes and topics based on different stimuli (e.g. an image or a piece of text). This is often linked to other areas of the curriculum as P4C develops the pupils’ ability to articulate their thoughts using mature vocabulary in both speaking and in writing.
We use the 4C’s of P4C: caring thinking, collaborative thinking, critical thinking and creative thinking to guide us in the questions we ask and the responses we give.
Pupils learn to listen to other people’s thoughts and opinions and are challenged on their own thoughts and opinions, in a calm and respectful atmosphere. Through this they develop good thinking, questioning and communications skills. They are encouraged to ask questions, sift arguments and explore alternative ideas.
Our aim is to help our pupils to develop the basic skills and dispositions that will enable them to contribute as responsible citizens of the future. P4C is an integral part of the school’s curriculum and is a powerful tool in developing our pupils both academically and personally.
Please follow the link to see our PSHE page for more information: PSHE