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Programme for promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies





By the end of their journey at Broad Oak, we aim for ALL children to be able to feel confident and capable enough to talk about a wide range of emotions. Our hope is that they will be able to regulate these feelings appropriately in a variety of situations. 



At Broad Oak Community Primary School, we aspire to be kinder people, take responsibility for our own actions and to be empathetic towards others. We respect the world we live in by recognising and being tolerant of those who are different or have different faiths and beliefs, celebrating our differences and treating everyone equally. PATHS intends to encourage children to become confident Social and Emotional Learners (SEL) building on self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, responsible decision making and relationship skills. Our teachings are underpinned by the PATHS Golden Rule – treat others how you want to be treated - which will empower all our children to develop the fundamental social and emotional learning skills that will enable them to make positive choices throughout life.


What are the main aims of PATHS? 

PATHS Improves 

PATHS Reduces


Aggressive Behaviour 

Self Control

Emotional Distress

Emotional Intelligence

Conduct Problems

Classroom Behaviour


Conflict Resolution


Academic Engagement



Learning Ambassadors Subject Leader Linked Governor

KS1 - Jacob

LKS2 - Khaleesi

UKS2 - Thomas

Miss Bowes Leanne Waring
Look at our learning ...  
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Year 1
Year 2
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Year 3
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Year 4
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Year 5
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Year 6


What our pupils say about PATHS

PATHS is fun because we get to learn new things in school like comfortable feelings and uncomfortable feelings. Twiggle teaches us to be good and to be kind to others.  (Ruby, Y2)
PATHS is important because it can help you in life. If you are angry you can stop, take a deep breath and walk away or solve the problem. We have been reading a World War Two book called ‘Number the stars’ which teaches us about how to help our friends in difficult situations. (Maisie, Y6)

Subject Overview

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Occasionally data is collected for a sample of children to analyse the impact of PATHS accross school. Please see the attached PATHS Privacy Statement and inform us if you wish for your child to opt out of data collection.