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PSHE

'PSHE and Citizenship help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.'
(National Curriculum 2000)
 
'Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.'
(PSHE Association 2013)
 
As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.'
(PSHE Association 2013)
Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
 
This is why we have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools. The key decisions on these subjects have been informed by a thorough engagement process, including a public call for evidence that received over 23,000 responses from parents, young people, schools and experts and a public consultation where over 40,000 people contacted the Department for Education.
 
In primary schools, we want the subjects to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.
 
Teaching about mental wellbeing is central to these subjects, especially as a priority for parents is their children’s happiness. We know that children and young people are increasingly experiencing challenges, and that young people are at particular risk of feeling lonely. The new subject content will give them the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and receive support if problems arise.
 
All of this content should support the wider work of schools in helping to foster pupil wellbeing and develop resilience and character that we know are fundamental to pupils being happy, successful and productive members of society. Central to this is pupils’ ability to believe that they can achieve goals, both academic and personal; to stick to tasks that will help them achieve those goals, even when the reward may be distant or uncertain; and to recover from knocks and challenging periods in their lives. This should be complemented by development of personal attributes including kindness, integrity, generosity, and honesty.
 
Secretary of State foreword to the new Statutory Guidance for schools.
Examples of our new logo to go on the front of each child's PSHE book.
Anti-bullying week 2020
 
The whole school, teachers and pupils, took part in Odd Socks Day to mark the start of anti-bullying week 2020.The theme this year is United Against Bullying. It is an opportunity for everyone to express themselves and to celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!
To mark anti-bullying week 2019, Years 1-6 enjoyed taking part in some anti-bullying workshops led by Jensen from Perform for Schools around the theme of 'Change starts with us'. 
These are our hall displays made by all classes to mark the introduction of Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation in school. We will all be learning to say the conflict blocker- Stop, let's not fall out, let's talk.
Ten children from Year 5 have started their training to be Peer Mediators. They are learning the 5 steps of the Peer Mediation process.
  • step 1 introduction and ground rules
  • step 2 listening to the problem and the disputants feelings
  • step 3 acknowledging the other person's feelings and point of view
  • step 4 brainstorming solutions
  • step 5 making an agreement on a good solution
Here are the thoughts of some of our children about the importance of PSHE.
 
"You do a lot of thinking. It helps you in real life. It can help you with what to say and what to do." Year 5
 
"It's important to learn about feelings as we need to make people happy." Reception child
 
"If you fell out with a friend its quite good to calm down and then you get friends again." Year 1 child
 
"I enjoy the problem solving. It reflects real life if it ever happens to you." Year 6 child
 
"It helps you keep safe." Year 3 child