PATHS Curriculum at Redhill
At Redhill Primary School all classes from Nursery to Year 6 follow the PATHS curriculum.
PATHS® stands for Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies.
The programme is a universal, classroom based curriculum that teaches social and emotional learning to primary school children. It involves helping children to:
- recognise emotions and values;
- make constructive choices about personal and social behaviour; and
- show understanding and empathy for others.
The programme teaches children how to label their feelings and apply self-control strategies, leading to improvements in classroom behaviour, resilience and verbal fluency.
PATHS® is a big part of Redhill Primary School; everyday a child is picked from each class to be the PATHS® child, where they will carry out special jobs and get to receive compliments from their friends and teachers at the end of the day. The children love taking part in PATHS® lessons and our parents get chance to get involved through workshops and parent awareness courses.
The programme was developed in the USA, where it has been taught for over 30 years. It has also been adopted in 25 different countries.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) teaches the skills we all need to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work, effectively and ethically. There are five areas of SEL which underpin The PATHS® Programme for Schools curriculum including:
Take a look on the Birmingham City Council website for more information by following the link below.http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/paths