RE, PSHE and Careers Related Learning

Religious Education

The school follows the outline of skills and learning expectations laid down in the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus for RE. We are committed to recognising and celebrating differences and diversity, and use the ‘Discovery RE’ program to support our teaching. This enquiry based approach makes RE exciting and engaging whilst developing children’s understanding of world faiths and their associated traditions and cultures. Each module also offers opportunities for the development of SMSC awareness and understanding of British values by linking children’s critical thinking skills alongside their knowledge of and empathy with people of different faiths.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)

PSHE Education at Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy focuses on supporting children to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Our curriculum plan develops the following key concepts:

  • Identity (their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these)
  • Relationships (including different types and in different settings)
  • A healthy (including physically, emotionally and socially) balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and diet)
  • Risk (identification, assessment and how to manage risk rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others) and safety (including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings)
  • Diversity and equality (in all its forms)
  • Rights (including the notion of universal human rights), responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different contexts)
  • Change (as something to be managed) and resilience (the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance)
  • Power (how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including persuasion, bullying, negotiation and ‘win-win’ outcomes)
  • Career (including enterprise, employability and economic understanding)

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

SRE is a lifelong learning process of acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs and attitudes about sex, sexuality, relationships and feelings (Sex Education Forum 1999). SRE is taught within the PSHE programme; biological aspects of SRE are taught within the science curriculum and some moral aspects are taught within RE and PATHS sessions.

Careers Related Learning

CP Primary Careers Education vision statement

At Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy, we recognise the importance of careers related learning in raising the aspirations of our children. Through our careers programme we aim to inspire pupils, broaden horizons, increase self-esteem, and challenge stereotypes. We ensure that by the time our pupils leave OCPPA they are well equipped and ambitious for the next stage in their education.

How we achieve our aims:

Our whole school approach to the teaching of careers related learning, comprises:

  • The explicit teaching of Careers Education within the PSHE curriculum.
  • Regular whole-school focus on Careers Related Learning with the aim of raising aspirations.
  • Regular enrichment opportunities which develop the interests, skills and character of our children, vital for future employment.
  • Giving our children the opportunity to develop key employability skills, through the School Council and associated pupil committees, play leaders and Enterprise Groups.
  • A bespoke transition programme is used to support our KS2 pupils with moving onto secondary education.
  • Children are offered a range of trips and workshops to support with STEM and higher education opportunities.
  • A careers stamp is used in children’s books to identify career discussions and ;earing opportunities.
  • Visits and visitors form a large part of our curriculum giving pupils real life, authentic experiences.