PSHE and Relationships Education
Fairchildes prides itself on being a healthy school. This means that we not only look after our children’s physical health, but their mental health too. At Fairchildes PHSE aspects are taught explicitly through the Dot.com programme. Within this, children learn about health and well-being, relationships and living in the wider world. Children develop knowledge, skills and understanding to play an active role at school and within society.
Zones of Regulation forms part of our PHSE lessons in which children are taught to understand the zones, link them to their own feelings, to become aware of their own triggers and the triggers of others in order to learn strategies to control their emotions and promote good mental health.
Relationships Education is interwoven with the PSHE curriculum. We respond wholeheartedly to the fact that it is a legal requirement for all children to be taught the facts about modern Britain and the world that they live in, as we prepare them for life and work. We encourage our children to be kind and tolerant citizens. The teaching of Relationships Education is inclusive to all children and is tailored to suit each child’s individual needs.
We work hard to ensure that our children maintain a healthy lifestyle through engaging lessons which promote: exercise, healthy eating, good relationships and healthy minds.
Mrs Williams and Mrs Day
At Fairchildes we follow the Dot Com programme as part of our PSHE curriculum. Dot com provides a unique safeguarding programme that empowers children, builds their self-worth and offers a safe environment for them to have a voice.
Dot Com sessions are taught by a trained group of teaching assistants. Each child has a Dot Com journal to record their thoughts and feelings.
Fairchildes is a Dot Com Flagship School
Zones of Regulation
This year we have introduced The Zones of Regulation to all of pupils, from Nursery to Year 6. The Zones of Regulation is a complete social-emotional learning curriculum, created to teach children self-regulation and emotional control. It gives children the language to express how they are feeling and the skills to read these feelings in others. Many of our parents have also chosen to use it at home.
Agencies/Charities that we use to support our curriculum
- Lives not Knives
- STARS (Sustainable Travel: active, responsible & safe)