Learning Together for Life'
At Hartford Manor our aim is that children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future
As part of a whole school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. This is taught through planned, teacher directed SEAL sessions alongside constistent behaviour expectations and routines.
We are very proud of the behaviour of our wonderful children at Hartford Manor.
‘Pupils’ behaviour in and around school is outstanding. Older pupils are wonderful ambassadors for the school and act as caring peer mentors for younger children’ – Ofsted March 2013.
A number of systems are in place to ensure consistency in expectations and behaviour management throughout the school.
Our ‘Hartford Manor Hand’ shows everyone our five school rules.
Every classroom uses reward systems to encourage and promote positive behaviour. These include a whole class ‘Rocket’ where we work together to reach ‘Blast off!’ and earn class rewards, Team points which are awarded for both achievement and behaviour – Each team works towards being ‘Team of the week’ and the pride of having the team trophy on their working table, and individual merit cards where children work towards gaining 10 merits and subsequently a gold head teacher award sticker.
Each classroom also uses a ‘Consequence ladder’ where a child’s name is moved up the ladder to various sanctions if they make ‘the wrong choice’. The focus for this system is very much on making the right choice and moving back down the ‘ladder’.
At playtime and lunchtime children are supported by a number of systems.
Our Year 6 children act as Buddies and Peer Mentors who play alongside their younger friends and help them to make good choices in their play. Buddies and Peer Mentors are easily identified on the playground by their bright yellow vests or green hoodies.
At lunchtime and some playtimes a member of staff can be found in our mobile classroom running Oasis sessions. Oasis is a place where children can find time to talk and take part in small table top games and activities whilst being supported to work through any worries, concerns or issues.
The units of study are as follows:
New Beginnings: This theme focuses on developing children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in four key social and emotional aspects of learning: empathy, self-awareness, social skills and motivation.
Getting on and falling out: This theme focuses on developing children's knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: empathy, managing feelings (with a focus on anger) and social skills.
Say no to bullying: This theme aims to develop and revisit four of the key social and emotional aspects of learning covered in previous themes through a focus on bullying – what it is, how it feels, why people bully, how we can prevent and respond to it, and how children can use their social, emotional and behavioural skills to tackle this crucial problem.
Going for goals: This theme focuses primarily on the key aspect of motivation, with a subsidiary focus on self-awareness. It gives an important opportunity for all children’s abilities, qualities and strengths to be valued.
It’s good to be me: The theme is about understanding our feelings as well as considering our strengths and weaknesses as learners. It aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings and empathy
Sex and Relationship Education
The aim of SRE is to provide children with age appropriate information, explore attitudes and values and develop skills in order to empower them to make positive decisions about their health related behaviour. This should take place with consideration of the qualities of relationships within families.