Key Concepts and Skills

Hillfort Specific
Embody the school’s values
Kindness, resilience, challenge, courage, aspiration
Cultural isolation
Embracing multiculturalism and fighting the corrosive effects of intolerance.
Closing the vocabulary gap
PSHE Concepts
Identity Personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these; understanding and maintaining boundaries around their personal privacy, including online.
Relationships Including different types and in different settings, including online.
Healthy balanced lifestyle Physically and emotionally, within relationships, exercise and rest, spending and saving and lifestyle choices.
Risk and safety Identification, assessment and how to manage risk, including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings, including online.
Diversity …in all its forms.
Valuing and respecting diversity.
Change Resilience and the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance, including bereavement.
Rights (including the notion of universal human rights), responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different contexts).
Power How it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including online, how it manifests through behaviours including bullying, persuasion, coercion and how it can be challenged and managed.
PSHE Skills
Understanding self and others Recognise own and other people’s personality traits, individual preferences and characteristics. Recognise challenging behaviours and the negative effects these can have on relationships.
Working with others Be able to work with others and demonstrate negotiation and compromise.
Compassion and empathy Demonstrate respectful interactions.
Assertiveness Understand the skill of being assertive, say ‘No’ and mean it, speak using ‘I’.
Decision making Know how to reach a conclusion or resolution after consideration of issues or facts. Recognise peer influence. Develop strategies for resisting negative peer influence.