'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)
The National Curriculum states that all schools must provide a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of the pupils. It must also:
promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
The National Curriculum Framework (2013) and the non-statutory guidance for PSHE Education (2013) state specifically that schools should make provision for PSHE within their school curriculum. We recognize that PSHE makes an essential contribution to the requirements of the National Curriculum.
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