Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
We encourage our children 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 organised and governed.
We ensure that they experience the rights and responsibilities and to learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
We encourage all children to play a positive role in the wider life of the school and the community, through the School Council, fundraising events and supporting charities.
We teach PSHE and citizenship in a variety of ways:
In some instances, e.g. drugs education, we teach PSHE and citizenship as a discrete subject.
Some of the time we introduce PSHE and citizenship through other subjects, e.g. when teaching about our local environment we do it through Geography and when learning about health education, it is taught through Science. We also have a Health Week during the year, when we promote the importance of making healthy choices in order to live a healthy lifestyle.
As there is a large overlap between the programmes of study for Religious Education and the aims of PSHE and citizenship, we teach a considerable amount of the PSHE and citizenship through our religious education lessons.
We also use the Jigsaw programme to develop skills in PSHE.
For more information please contact Mrs Armstrong.