Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship
At Richard Whittington the personal, social and health development of the child is a central focus of education. Elements of P.S.H.E. and Citizenship are taught as separate subjects as well as integrated in to all areas of the curriculum and the life of the school. The teaching of this subject now also includes education on drugs.
The School has set up a school council with elected representatives from Year 1 to Year 6. The council’s role is to meet and to hear the views of the children, taking forward ideas and suggestions to the Headteacher.
We also have a Learning and Wellbeing Mentor who works across the whole school supporting children and developing their confidence, resilience and supporting them with emotional or social worries and concerns.
Collective Worship (Assemblies)
Collective worship (assemblies) is held every day and takes a variety of forms including whole school assemblies, Key Stage assemblies and class assemblies. We like to end the school week with a whole school assembly where we can all celebrate success.
At all times we promote positive attitudes and encouragement so that children can develop a good self-image and have confidence in themselves.