PSHE overview

 

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.  We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community.  In doing so we help develop their sense of self-worth.  We teach them how society is organized and governed.  We teach them about rights and responsibilities.  They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.

 

The aims of personal, social and health education and citizenship are to enable the children to:-

  • Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
  • Be aware of safety issues;
  • Understand what it makes for good relationships with others;
  • Have respect for others;
  • Be independent and responsible members of the school community;
  • Be positive and active members of a democratic society;
  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
  • Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.

PSHE is taught through a range of subjects, assemblies and collective worship opportunities.  Many areas of PSHE are taught each year, in specific year groups, when it forms part of the wider curriculum topic areas. However, other aspects of PSHE are taught when a particular learning opportunity arises within school, the local community or wider area.