Within our academy, we feel it is vital to ensure that our children leave us well rounded and ready for their next steps in education but also in life. Our aim is to ensure that all of our children are safe, responsible and respectful young people who want to make a change to the world they live in. Our personal development offer has been designed with this aim at the heart.
Personal Development Curriculum Map
All of our children experience a rich PSHE and SMSC curriculum including British Values and Relationships and Sex Education.
Celebrating British Values
British Values is at the heart of everything we do and is woven throughout our academy offer to our children and our local community. Click to see some of our academy events.
The Thrive Approach is a dynamic, developmental and trauma-sensitive approach to meeting the emotional and social needs of children.
The Thrive Approach draws on child development, attachment theory and neuroscience. Through engaging and interactive activities it reinforces new learned behaviours.
If you would like to know more about how this approach benefits our children please have a look at our specific Thrive page.
We believe that all our children should be able to experience a range of experiences throughout each year of their primary education. Within our academy we have developed our whole academy pledge system. Many of the pledges can be achieved from taking part in whole school or class based activities any that are not planned as part of our school offer can be easily achieved within our local area.
The areas our pledges cover include; People, Leadership, Environment, Dreams and Goals, Global Citizen and Enrichment.
We are part of Voice 21 and firmly believe that all our children should not be disadvantaged by their background. The development of Oracy in our school ensures that our children become effective speakers and listeners. This enables children to have a better understanding of themselves, each other and the world around them. For more information please click on the link below.
Votes for Schools
Each week our children learn about current issues and then have the opportunity to vote of questions linked to these new pieces of learning. Votes for schools encourages children to make their voice heard and links explicitly with British Values and SMSC. So far this year children have discussed issues ranging from the Lionesses leaving a lasting legacy to should we have to pay for the BBC. VFS (votesforschools.com)
Hull Music Service
Hull Music service join us one afternoon a week to teach brass to Y5. The children are currently learning how to make the correct shape to blow and create a sound.
As part of our Personal Development offer, our children in KS2 are learning dance routines in partnership with FLEX Dance. Each half term each year group from across the academy are supported to express themselves through Street Dance.
At the heart of our academy we have ‘Aspirational Avenue’ where pictures of role models hang on the walls. Each person has been picked to reflect key values. From Rosa Parks, to Ru Paul and Sir Captain Tom Moore our children are never short of inspirational figureheads. These key role models are then interwoven into assemblies and academy discussions,
What is Jigsaw and how does it work?
Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.
It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs. To learn more about Jigsaw, click on the link: https://www.estcourtprimary.org.uk/curriculum-overview/subjects/jigsaw/
Academy Council 22-23
Each year the children are chosen for Academy Council via a democratic vote.
Enrichment Map 21-22
This details the planned Enrichment Activities the academy undertook in 21-22.
Our academy council is democratically voted for each year. As part of their council meetings so far this year they have discussed; School Rules, random acts of kindness, breaktimes and lunchtimes, our local environment and fundraising.