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PSHE

We aim to promote spirtitual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of every child in the Academy.  We aim to develop a sense of belonging to a community, respect for others, their opinions and circumstances, self-confidence, resilience and perseverance.  We plan activities ~ theatre groups, visits to and from the local community and businesses to help children prepare for the opportunities and experiences of life as a responsible, respectful member of the community to widen their life experiences and encourage them to aspire to be the best that they can be.

DEVELOPING A HEALTHY START

Research on oral hygiene indicates that our pupils are 3 times more likely to suffer from tooth decay than the national average.  To address this, we have worked in partnership with NHS Tees with our ‘tooth brushing’ initiative over recent years.  In addition to this intervention, we have now been lucky enough to be selected to participate in an additional programme that should improve our pupils’ dental hygiene further still and reduce the tooth decay rates in our pupils’ permanent teeth.  Over the a 3 year period, beginning in 2012, following consent from parents / guardians, pupils in school (from Nursery to Y4) will have fluoride (a simple varnish) painted onto their teeth every 6 months. This will take place during the school day and will be facilitated by the Academy for all pupils that participate.