Personal, Social, Health & Emotional Education
PSHE, or personal, social and health education, is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It prepares them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential. We actively promote British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. The school follows the ‘1 Decision’ programme from Year 1 onwards whilst making adaptations to reflect our local context. This will include: drugs awareness, modern day slavery and personal safety. In EYFS, similar skills are developed through their Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED).
All our year groups have timetabled PSHE sessions, but we encourage a cross-curricular approach to the development of PSHE skills and understanding.