Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to tyhe life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help to develop their sense of self worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We teach them about rights and rsponsibilities. They learn what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
The aims of personal, social and health education and citizenship are to enable the children to:
* know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
* be aware of safety issues;
* understand what makes for a good realationship with others;
* have respect for others;
* be independent and responsible members of the school community;
* be positive and active members of a democractic society;
* develop self-confidence and self-esteem, andmake informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
* develop good realationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
We teach PSHE in a variety of ways. e.g. drugs education, we teach PSHE and citizenship as a discrete subject; and follow the SEBS curriculum as provided and recommended by BIP, the emphasis of SEBS use in Key Stage 2.
Some of the time we introduce PSHE and citizenship through other subjects, e.g. when teaching about local environment issues in geography, we offer pupils the opportunity to explore who is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of local parks and cycle paths. As there is a large overlap between the the programme of study for Religious education and the aims of PSHE and citizenship, we teach a considerable amount of PSHE and citizenship through our religious education lessons. Each class does however, have a designated time tabled lesson.
We also develop PSHE and citizenship through activities and whole-school events, e.g. the school council meets regularly to discuss school matters. We offer regular school visits, days out to local amenities and further a field, were there is a particular focus on developing self esteem and giving children various opportunities to develop leadership and cooperative skills, e.g. participation in The Mayors Quiz.
In EYFS children are taught and assessed against statements in the non-statutory guidance 'The Early Years Outcomes'. PSED is a prime area. Children usually work within 30-50 m in EYFS 1 and 40-60+m and the early learning goal in EYFS 2.
For more information/statements, see the EYFS curriculum page.
Programmes of Study
Year 1: New Beginnings
Going for Goals
Year 2: Getting On, Falling Out
Year 3: New Beginnings
Going for Goals
Year 4: Getting On, Falling Out
Year 5: Managing Feelings
Year 6: Self Awareness