"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."

Luke 6:31

How have you been a good friend today?

"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."

Colossians 3:14

How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?

'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'

Genesis 1:27

What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?

"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."

Isaiah 41:13

How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?

"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."

Proverbs 16:8

Why is it important to be honest?

"Try to earn the respect of others."

Romans 12:17, paraphrase

Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?

PSHE

Safeguarding at St Martin's is more than simply keeping pupils safe in school. We leave them vulnerable if we do not do everything we can to equip them to keep themselves safe in school, outside school and in the future. We safeguard our children effectively through teaching these valuable life skills during PSHE lessons. Overarching concepts developed through our PSHE teaching include:

  1. Identity; exploring the children's personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these; understanding and maintaining boundaries around their personal privacy, including online activity.
  2. Relationships; including different types in different settings, in real life and online.
  3. A healthy (physically, emotionally and socially), balanced lifestyle; looking at relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and lifestyle choices.
  4. Risk; identification, assessment and how to manage risk, rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others, and safety; assessing behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings, in real life and online.
  5. Diversity and equality.
  6. Rights, responsibilities and consent; including the notion of universal human rights and fairness and justice in different contexts.
  7. Change; as something that can be managed, and resilience; the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance.
  8. Power; how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including online; how it manifests through behaviours including bullying, persuasion, coercion and how it can be challenged or managed through negotiation and ‘win-win’ outcomes.
  9. Career; including enterprise, employability and economic understanding.

 

Click here to view our PSHE values, aims and objectives, for each year group, by term.

 

 

Neurodiversity Parent Talk by Fin O'Regan

To celebrate neurodiversity we are pleased to invite you to a parent talk by Fin O'Regan, on Thursday 17th September 2020. Neurodiversity is a term first coined in the late 1990s to describe conditions such as Dyslexia, Autism and ADHD as variations of the human brain, rather than disorders. Fin O'Regan will be covering neurodiversity, mood and motivation, dealing with disruption and defiance, peer-to-peer friendships and developing friendships. The themes explored can be applied to children of all ages. Fin O'Regan is one of the leading behaviour and learning training consultant in the UK/ He has presented in over 50 countries across the globe and is the author of 10 books regarding ADHD and behaviour management. He was once the headteacher of the Centre Academy, which was the first school in the UK for children with ADHD, and he is the former chairman of the European ADHD Partnership and UKAP. This will be a valuable and informational talk with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Attendance is free so please use this form to sign up by Tuesday 15th September 2020. Refreshments will be available for a small donation. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.