PHSE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

Our Intent

We believe that all children should have the knowledge and skills to lead confident, safe, healthy and independent lives.  Children at our school will understand how to be a good friend and will have respect for others regardless of race and gender.  We also aim to develop self-confidence and self-esteem in all children to ensure they can make informed decisions regarding personal and social issues.

Our Approach

We teach PSHE every week in a discrete lesson and key themes are also interwoven across other subjects through the week.  We use the excellent 1decision PSHE resource to resource and inform our teaching and teachers also respond regularly to the needs of their class in their planning.  ‘R Time’ is an additional weekly session which promotes cooperation, communication and respect between pupils – it’s also a lot of fun!  We use a range of different activities such as discussion, problem solving, role play or circle time for children to share ideas and reflect on issues that have been raised in class.  Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), anti-bullying and keeping safe are examples of topics taught during the year; these are taught at an age appropriate level. We regularly invite outside agencies such as the school nurse, police and fire service to come in and speak with the children.

For further information on how PHSE is taught in your child’s class, please visit their class page to view their overview of learning for this term. If you would like to know more about how we teach Relationships and Sex Education and the statutory changes this year, view the short film and information on the RSE Consultation page of the website.

How you can help at home

  • Encourage your child to make healthy choices
  • Provide opportunities for your child to talk about issues they may have discussed in school

Useful links

This website has short clips you can watch about all aspects of PSHE

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/pshe.shtml

You will find games and quizzes here that you can do with your child at home

http://www.everyschool.co.uk/pshe.html