For all students to develop an understanding of the evolutionary society which we live in and challenge their perspectives on matters, to promote empathy and respect.
Our students will be engaged mentally, physically, socially and spiritually, to make well-informed decisions/choices for themselves, whilst developing their resilience throughout the conscious curriculum provisions and connectivity of the class reads.
Here at OSSMA, we look to develop our pupils holistically. This is often achieved through challenging the pupil’s perspectives and actively engaging them in societal matters.
With the conscious curriculum, PSHE has become more inter-related with other subjects to promote empathy and resilience within their learning. PSHE lessons promote kindness and respect to everyone, which is a lifelong OSSMA legacy we wish for all of our pupils.
This is a social action project which is fully led by the students at the academy. The students have already created a garden terrace and a sensory wellbeing room. These facilities have been incorporated into the academy to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for all students to access to manage their emotions.
Within the project, there are two teams, team sensory and team garden. Students can select their team and it is their responsibility to maintain these spaces and promote mental wellbeing throughout the academy.
The purpose of this project is:
Since the establishment of the project, the students have greatly benefitted from being involved in the project activities. Therefore, the next step for the project is to fully embed this within the academy life at OSSMA. This will be achieved through PSHE lessons as well as community interactions.
Students will educate their peers on the importance of a healthy active lifestyle and mental wellbeing. The project has the main emphasis upon nurturing and the students are ambassadors of such kindness and empathy.