We believe that Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) 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. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy and empowerment of ‘pupil voice’ in school through membership and contribution to our various pupil voice platforms, including our School Council, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and Eco Warriors.
Our PSHE curriculum not only provides discreet lessons and opportunities for P4C (Philosophy for Children) but the teaching and objectives are woven through our curriculum and ethos which provides them with a vast range of opportunities to develop social and emotional skills that are essential in life. We encourage the children to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship, e.g. charity fundraising, ‘Education for Social Responsibility, mental health days, school assemblies and anti-bullying week. We offer the children the opportunity to hear visiting speakers. Topics covered include bullying, internet safety, and the importance of mental and physical health. We lead annual residential school trips for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. On these trips, there is a particular focus on developing pupils’ self-esteem and giving them opportunities to develop leadership skills and cooperative skills.