PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their self-worth by developing their resilience, determination, self-esteem and confidence by playing positive roles in contributing to School life and the wider community. We work hard to ensure that all we learn is put into practice within our own smaller community, in preparation for life beyond as responsible citizens. Our PSHE education provision includes three core themes; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. We teach PSHE once a week and follow a spiral curriculum that revisits and builds on learning from previous years. There is plenty of opportunity throughout the School year to incorporate PSHE through other areas of the School curriculum and whole School events.
Pupils are given a voice not only in day to day interactions with their teachers and other pupils, but also through the formal structure of a School Council. This body has elected representatives from each class (Years 2-6) and they meet once a week to discuss School matters.
We offer residential visits to Year 6 where there is a particular focus on developing pupils’ self-esteem and giving them opportunities to develop leadership and co-operation skills.
Visits and special days in School provide opportunities for children to plan and work together, and develop and maintain relationships under different circumstances. They can discover new qualities and characteristics through volunteering, participating and reflecting on new experiences.