We believe PSHE to be an important cross curricular subject which prepares children for life, equipping them with important mind sets, skills and values. It is visible and valued as an essential part of teaching and learning, both directly through lessons and indirectly through the fair and consistent encouragement of good manners and consideration for others at all times.
We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class and school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities. We encourage children to think and behave positively and try to build upon strengths, this is supported through a focus on developing thinking skills, based around good open questioning, debate and encouraging reflection.
We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.
Learning intentions are based on the non-statutory national framework for PSHE Education and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) but enhanced to ensure our PSHE lessons are relevant to children living in today’s world as it helps them understand and be equipped to cope with modern issues such as body image, cyber bullying and internet safety.
All children enjoy PSHE in school as it gives them an opportunity to express their thoughts, ideas and emotions about important issues in school, home and society, as they feel safe and listened to.