We place high importance on the children’s Personal, Social and Health Education. School has a significant role to play, working alongside parents and the community, in enhancing children’s social and personal growth. To this end, we provide our children with the best social, emotional and metal health support and education we can. We follow a Leeds approved Scheme of Work to ensure consistency and progression in provision for this area of education.
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 need 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, social injustice and becoming a good global citizen.
Taught modules of the PSHE Scheme of work include: Mental Health and Well-being; Physical Health and Well-being; Identity, Society and Equality; Careers, Financial Capability and Well-being; Keeping Safe and Managing Risk; Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education; Sex and Relationship 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 PSHE 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 PSHE. The five key aspects are self awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.
Please see below some of the children's work and school displays.