At South Wootton Junior School, our PSHE lessons follow the PATHS® curriculum; a comprehensive program that promotes emotional and social competencies. The PATHS® model is designed to be integrated throughout the whole curriculum including writing, reading and listening skills. We believe that effective PSHE lessons reduce aggression and behaviour problems while simultaneously enhancing the educational process in the classroom.
The PATHS® curriculum is taught through assemblies, weekly lessons and behaviour recovery. All staff including teaching assistants and midday supervisory assistants use PATHS strategies to facilitate the childrens' emotional literacy, self-control, social competence, positive peer relations and interpersonal problem-solving skills. A key objective of promoting these developmental skills is to prevent or reduce behavioural and emotional problems.
Every child gets the opportunity to be PATHS® Pupil of the Day. This is a regular activity which builds self-esteem by receiving compliments from classmates, teachers and friends. Children really enjoy this activity and develop the important skill of being able to compliment themselves. Please look out for your child's compliment certificate and add a compliment of your own. The compliments received are then celebrated in class the next day.