Trevor-Roberts aims to provide a dynamic and fully integrated Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum.
Pupils explore a range of issues, from understanding social and moral values to encouraging appreciation and tolerance of other cultures in a range of classes and settings.
We place significant emphasis on fostering the growth of self-esteem and confidence in children, as well as an understanding and respect for the needs of others through everyday interactions in the classroom and the playground.
From democracy to individual liberty, fundamental British values are promoted at Trevor-Roberts and we mark important British events, such as VE Day, the Queen’s 90th birthday and key moments of history and change, with thoughtfulness and celebration. We hold a number of assemblies that focus on the importance of Remembrance Day and we encourage active engagement with political elections to help children to develop a clear understanding of the process.
Alongside dedicated PSHE lessons, pupils are encouraged to be self-reflective through practising mindfulness on a weekly basis, which helps children to consider their feelings and actions, creating self-awareness. This is done through eight-week modules, which every pupil will experience during their time at Trevor-Roberts.
Tutor Groups and Study Sessions
Pupils in the older forms are invited into tutor groups and have meetings with their assigned tutors twice a term; this provides a forum for pupils to talk about achievements and concerns and helps to generate peer support. Children in both the Junior and Senior departments also have a dedicated study session every day in which the children are encouraged to read, reflect on their day and talk to their Form Tutors.
Trips and Visits
Every year group has at least one outing per term and these are organised to support the academic, social, spiritual and cultural development of the children, helping to broaden their understanding and consider different perspectives in the world around them. We frequently visit British institutions such as the British Library, the Barbican and the Tate Modern and older year groups take a trip to the Houses of Parliament to develop their political understanding. Educational speakers are also invited to the school to enrich the children’s knowledge on a regular basis.
Octavus preparing a Chinese New Year performance for assembly
Playing Splat on the last day of term
Daily assemblies allow the children to think about ethical, social, political and community issues and discussion and interaction are encouraged. Our assemblies develop this understanding through the use of stories, songs, music, poetry, plays and prayers, which all children become involved with throughout the academic year.
We also promote the celebration of culturally diverse festivals including Diwali and Chinese New Year to nurture harmony and understanding between different cultural traditions.
The Headmaster takes Assembly
Positions of Responsibility in Primus
Pupils in Primus are all assigned a role of responsibility within the school, which involves additional daily or weekly duties. These include working as library, music or art monitors, which help pupils to develop skills of independence and resourcefulness. These pupils are also expected to help at whole-school functions including the Art Open Evening and they assist the Junior School with end of term celebrations.
Crucially, members of Primus are expected to spend time in the Junior School, mentoring Octavus children and helping them with their reading; this vertical integration further nurtures the development of responsibility and helps Octavus to feel more confident in the wider school community.
The Head Girl posts her edicts
We promote healthy eating at Trevor-Roberts and provide a range of lunch options that include meat, vegetarian and vegan meals.
Science lessons teach children about nutrition and the importance of a balanced diet alongside regular exercise and the school nurse visits to monitor health and wellbeing and to run sessions with the older children about changes in adolescence.