Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Wellbeing - PE & PHSE


The Well-being Team Vision

The vision of the Well-being Curriculum team is to ensure that Springfield children are happy, healthy and prepared for living in our Global society in the 21st century. To help us to achieve this we use a number of different approaches.



Thrive is a dynamic, developmental approach to working with children and young people that helps teachers and adults to interpret their behaviour and address their emotional needs. With the support of the Thrive training and Thrive-Online, we are learning how to help children and young people to:

·         feel good about themselves
·         know that they matter
·         become more resilient and resourceful
·         have a positive place in society
·         form trusting, rewarding relationships
·         be creative
·         be compassionate and empathetic
·         be thoughtful and self-aware
·         be productive
·         be able to overcome difficulties and setbacks

We are training two Thrive Practitioners 2014-2015 to enable us to make this provision for the children at Springfield. 




Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from Reception through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people of the world.

Learn, Thrive, Enjoy Together

We strive for an inclusive environment, where everyone feels valued and children are able to learn, thrive and enjoy together. We would like staff and children to respect each other and provide a curriculum and ethos that supports the children’s wellbeing and emotional development. An atmosphere where the children are the centre of what we do. We envision that children will learn to problem solve, resolve issues and take risks with their learning and relationships, knowing that there is a support network to guide them.

The Jigsaw curriculum takes a mindful approach to PSHE, focussing on six key areas of emotional development. The children are encouraged to share their ideas, to support each other and to put the key principles into practise. All year groups cover the same topics, at an age appropriate level, and these skills are developed throughout their school life. The six key areas of learning across the school are:

·        Being Me in My World

·        Celebrating Difference (including Anti-Bullying Week)

·        Dreams and Goals

·        Healthy Me

·        Relationships

·        Changes 


To help us create a harmonious school environment we use the restorative approach to help children self-regulate their own learning and behaviour. This approach is based on the four key features of    respect, responsibility, repair and re-integration.


Games Mark


In 2015/2016, Springfield achieved its first School Games Mark (Gold Status) endorsed by Sainsbury’s. This is an award widely recognised by Ofsted, which encourages schools to demonstrate high quality provision of physical education and sport. We have continued to achieve this mark through to 2017/2018.  We are aiming to retain this status for 2018/2019. In order to attain the Gold Mark, we have shown that we are committed to:

Provide all pupils with two hours of physical education and school sport per week (made up of curricular and extracurricular activity);
Engage at least 35% of pupils (10% for special schools) in extracurricular (afterschool, breakfast or lunch time club) sporting activity every week;

Use the Sainsbury’s School Games formats (your L1 School Sports Day,L1 intra class
competitions or L2 Sports Association competitions) to provide the opportunity for both boys
and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition.
Provide children with a minimum of 6 inter and intra-school competitions across the academic year
Promote our participation and achievements to the local area through newsletters and our website.

Engage at least 10% of students in leading, managing and officiating in Sainsbury’s School
Games activity (Year 6 children in Sports Parliament, charity events and Gugafit).
Engage students in the planning and development of Sainsbury’s School Games activity;
Utilise sports coaches to support school sport (London Irish, British Judo Foundation, local club coaches)

Have active links with at least three local sports clubs.

For sports results and events, please keep up to date with our weekly Springfield Newsletter!

Leadership Roles for Children at Springfield

This has been an exciting year for Springfield students as we have launched our new prefect and monitor system. In doing so, we have provided them with a range of unique opportunities to show responsibility and leadership qualities for the future. Prefects and monitors have a variety of roles including:

·         House Captains
·         Sports Captains
·         Tour Guides for prospective parents/important visitors
·         Gugafit leadership
·         Maintaining the school environment
·         Caring for younger children
·         Providing ideas for school improvement
·         Opportunities to speak in front of crowds or meet the general public

You can find out more about Gugafit here

It is our desire to prepare our students for the future which lies ahead of them, through nurturing their potential and providing meaningful experiences. We aim to ensure that they leave Springfield as responsible and confident inviduals with a strong sense of wellbeing and moral values.


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