We recognise the importance of children’s personal, social and health development. School has a significant role to play working alongside parents and the community, in enhancing children’s quality of life and personal growth.
We help each child develop self esteem and self awareness, a sense of increasing responsibility, the ability to make informed choices and a framework for a healthy and safe lifestyle. The children have an awareness of the needs of others, of individual differences and a positive attitude towards equal opportunities and life in a multicultural society. They learn to appreciate the responsibilities they hold in society and towards such issues, as global warming with our Green eco school work and what it means to be a Global Citizen.
Aspects of the PSHE curriculum include; Substance Use and Misuse, Sex Education, Family Life Education, Safety, Health Related Exercise, Personal Hygiene, Environmental Aspects of Health Education, Food and Nutrition and Psychological Aspects of Health Education. We work in partnership with parents, the community and specialist agencies, keeping parents informed about the activities being provided.
Staff act as role models for pupils and PSHE permeates the ethos of the school. Opportunities are provided for children to assess evidence, make decisions, negotiate, listen, make and deal with relationships and solve problems. Whilst there is a place for direct teaching, the use of audio-visual aids, visits and contributions from visitors, much of the teaching in PSHCE is based on the active involvement of pupils. Teaching methods particularly suited to this kind of approach include games, simulations, circle time, case studies, drama and role plays, problem solving exercises, questionnaires, surveys, open ended questions and sentences, plus group work of various kinds.
SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning) strengthens our work in PSHCE. The five key aspects are self awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. Each half term the children explore a new theme, with all year groups exploring the same theme through exciting lessons appropriately pitched for their level.
Please see below some of the childrens work and school displays.