British Values at Kennington Academy
At Kennington Academy we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
These values are taught through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.
The school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through daily collective worship and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council.
We also actively promote British values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values.
Personal, Social and Health Education
At Kennington Academy we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE & SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.
We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, through SEAL lessons, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.
We encourage our children to eat healthily and exercise regularly by making the right choices. The children learn all about the importance of a healthy and safe lifestyle during our annual Well Being week.
During term 6, each year group engages in lessons about Sex and Relationships, this is a progressive scheme of work which covers areas such as the differences between males and females, puberty and pregnancy. Parents are informed before the lessons are taught and if they have any concerns they are encouraged to come in and discuss the content of the lessons with the class teacher.
Our PSHE Champions
Our PSHE champions support the children and their teachers. Some of their roles include:
- helping to collect pupil voice
- supporting children in PSHE lessons
- answering questions children may have about their learning in PSHE
- helping to collect evidence and put together the year PSHE evidence book
- mediating any issues or disagreements in the playground
- offering any advice to children about relationships, well being, children’s rights etc.