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SMSC and Well being at The Wren School, Reading, Berkshire

Aiming High

Personal Development

Curriculum Information

This curriculum area is split into two parts – Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development (SMSC) and Well being.  These lessons aim to encourage the students to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence, helping them to identify their personal values and to aim high.  A weekly assembly for each year group as well as off timetable ‘dynamic days’ also contribute to this provision.  Central to the learning in this areas is the development of Wren Skills.

Year 7

This is Me

  • Aiming high
  • Friendships and relationships
  • Keeping safe
  • British Values
This is Us

  • Peer pressure
  • Internet safety
  • Team working
Genius of the Past

  • Democracy
  • Employability skills
Inventions of the Future

  • Impact of technology
Power of Humans

  • Internet safety
  • Team working
Power of the Earth

  • Impact of technology

Year 8

My Values

  • The Youth Parliament
  • Empathy building
  • Black History Month
  • Positive Relationships
Family Values

  • Resilience
  • Remembrance Day
  • Respect
  • Growth Mindset
Clashes of Culture

  • Careers
  • Media and Body Image
  • World Religions Day
  • Local Health Services
Celebration of Culture

  • Roles and Responsibilities of parents, carers and children
  • Fair Trade
  • Sports Relief
The Power of Technology

  • The characteristics of mental and emotional health and strategies for managing it
The Power of My Voice

  • LGBT Awareness
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • Diversity
  • Preparing for Key Stage 4

Extra Curricular Activities

A weekly ‘Interact’ club contributes to students’ personal development. This club is arranged by a local Rotary International Club; its purpose is to provide opportunities for young people to work together, dedicated to service and understanding. The club develops leadership skills and confidence through team work and doing things for others. Each year, the group chooses a local and an international project and identifies how The Wren School may be able to offer support.

Term Dates

Term 1
Mon 2 & Tue 3 Sept 2019 – Inset days
Wed 4 Sept – Fri 25 Oct 2019
Autumn break – Mon 28 Oct – Fri 1 Nov 2019
Term 2
Mon 4 Nov – Thu 19 Dec 2019
Fri 8 Nov 2019 – Inset day