"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again" - Nelson Mandela.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is at the heart of the curriculum at AKS. Resilience and a growth mindset are crucial to our emotional and intellectual intelligence. Attributes such as kindness, consideration, courage, respect, truthfulness, resilience and integrity are developed, drawning on the Round Square approach as well as through our own school rules and Wheel of Wellbeing, which the pupils and staff proudly developed together.
Our Prep Anti-Bully Student Ambassadors’ Committee meets regularly with staff to develop good mental and emotional wellbeing throughout the Prep School. They ensure staff and pupils are happy and if not, time is given for listening and introducing wellbeing strategies to support and help.
Fundamental British Values and online safety are also very important aspects to the PSHE and wider curriculum at AKS. As a staff, we include these values and safety as part of our planning and lesson content, so pupils are fully informed and aware.
Building on these foundations, the younger pupils are given experiences of first aid as well as looking after and looking out for each other. We have a dedicated Relationships Education programme in the Upper Juniors for all children led by our own school Matron through our ‘Living and Growing’ programme.