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At English Martyrs' we have a planned programme of learning which is filled with opportunities and experiences that helps children to grow and develop as individuals and as members of the wider community. It equips them with knowledge, understanding and practical skills to live healthy, safe and responsible lives.

PSHE also provides a backdrop for children to question their ideas, values and attitudes in a safe environment. We value the importance of PSHE in a pupil's development and plan our curriculum so that we enhance spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

We teach pupils how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the School Council and Eco Council. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life, learning and being a positive member of multicultural society.