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At Maltby Manor Academy, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become emotionally and physically healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We incorporate all aspects of PSHE, RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) and SEMH (Social, Emotional & Mental Health) as part of our ‘Maltby Citizens Offer’. Citizenship and personal development has a high profile across school. Maltby Manor Academy obtained Rotherham Healthy School Gold accreditation in Summer 2021. Our school has been recognised for its curriculum which is comprehensive, bespoke and tailored to the needs of our pupils. Incorporating all these aspects helps us to deliver an inclusive character education and aims to help the children understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.


Early Years Foundation Stage

‘Maltby Citizens Offer’ in the early years is taught mainly through daily routines and continuous provision.  The role of the adult is to support children in making the correct decisions through discussions and leading by example.  Staff follow the school behaviour policy reminding children of the expectations and staff are consistent in their approach.  Key group times are used to build relationships between children and staff and enable children to develop their confidence and social skills. ‘Plan do review’ sessions allow children the opportunity to plan their own learning and encourage children to review their successes. New experiences and visits help children to learn how to manage their behaviour in different social situations and how to self-regulate and deal with changes in their daily routine.  Stories are often used as a hook to discuss specific situations or behaviours. To ensure that children are able to continue to build upon these positive learned behaviours, parental involvement is carefully considered. Staff build up strong and positive relationships with parents from the beginning by planning purposeful and personalised transitions into school. Relationships continue to grow and be maintained by regularly inviting parents in to our 'Stay and...' assemblies which celebrate children's learning from each class and allows for parents to observe teaching staff interacting with their child.

Key Stages 1&2

Our ‘Maltby Citizens Offer’ in Key Stages 1 and 2 is thread throughout everyday school life. The core values, vision and school culture actively promotes children as individuals and aims to offer them a character education that prepares them for life beyond Maltby Manor. The new statutory aspects of RSE within this are carefully planned and delivered following the statutory guidelines placing a new precedence on pupil’s online relationships, their awareness of internet safety and harms and pupil’s mental wellbeing. Pupils are given various opportunities to access our ‘Citizenship offer’ which actively promotes supporting the wider community through activities. Staff carefully plan things such as fundraisers, collections for food banks and making links with the wider community to build pupils sense of citizenship within our community.

Maltby Manor Academy holds ‘Rights Respecting Silver’ Status through embedding the use of Class Charters. Children understand their rights and position within a global community. Through the RRS agenda, pupils’ position within the global community is highlighted through specific focus days and experiences. We are re launching our Rights Respecting Schools status by sharing good practice with new staff, through PLD such as such as staff meetings to ensure that we have consistency through school.

Debate and discussion is a strength of the curriculum through the promotion and development of Oracy skills; with the children being respectful of each other’s’ opinions and ideas. Lessons taught throughout Key Stage 1 and 2 are supported by the Rotherham Healthy Schools PSHE scheme of work and is delivered by both class teachers and HLTAs. The current scheme of work is carefully adapted and personalised each half term for each year group to compliment the learning journey that is running alongside it. The RSE strand of the curriculum is closely planned alongside science so not to duplicate but complement our science curriculum. Staff use a variety of teaching and learning styles, including the use of discussion, role-play, games, investigations, circle-time, problem-solving activities and outdoor learning. Children are encouraged to take part in a range of practical activities that helps to build their character education e.g. fundraising and planning of school events. At Maltby Manor Academy, children are provided with frequent opportunities to have their voice heard and because of this; they play an active part in school life. Children are able to express their opinions and views through a variety of opportunities including questionnaires, monthly Student Leadership meetings and various elections. Children meet and work with members of the community, such as health workers, Early Help, fire-fighters, police, and representatives from the local church and community. This facilitates discussions on how to stay safe and live a healthy lifestyle within school and beyond.