At Bishop Loveday School, we work within an inclusive, Christian environment promoting Christian values including Love, Respect, Friendship, Unity, Courage and Forgiveness. These permeate all aspects of school life enabling us to help every child achieve their full potential by equipping them with a feeling of self-worth, a respectful attitude towards others, an excitement for learning and an enthusiasm for life.
Through our PSHE curriculum, we aim to provide our pupils with the knowledge and skills to develop their understanding of how to keep safe in the world around them. We want our children to develop their self-awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence to support and equip them with the skills they will need throughout their transition into secondary school and later life. The promotion of health and well-being is central to the life of our school and its relationships with our surrounding community. Our broad and balanced PSHE curriculum enables our children to make informed choices about the important things in their future allowing them to lead happy and rewarding lives.
Our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum promotes the essential spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in the children’s learning. Through the termly designed programme SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) and SCIB (Safeguarding Children in Banbury) lesson plans, the content of our PSHE units focus on healthy and unhealthy relationships, valuing the differences of others, keeping themselves safe, children’s rights and responsibilities, being their best and growing and changing. This allows our children to recognise and develop essential skills and attributes in their personal, social, and health education. Our PSHE framework embeds the statutory guidance - Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.
Our curriculum promotes and sustains a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning. As well as the formal curriculum, opportunities to immerse the children in inspiring and well sought roles and responsibilities are embraced throughout Bishop Loveday. This has taken the form of yearly House and Vice Captains, Play Leaders, School Council, Eco Representatives and Librarians. With the priority of our children’s wellbeing being at the forefront of our school, alongside the formal curriculum and broader opportunities in our inclusive Christian environment; we enhance all children’s experiences enabling them to ‘Join together, learn for life’.