Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) is woven into the fabric of our curriculum and school life. Individual lessons are taught weekly and themes are reinforced throughout each term in whole school assemblies, celebrations and class circle time. In lessons, key vocabulary and real life examples are used to encourage discussion and problem solving. Teachers model the skills of emotional literacy and demonstrate principled, open-minded views. Effective questioning by teachers continually supports the development of opinions and self-esteem, in a safe and supportive environment.
By the end of each key stage, students are active learners who express themselves and accept difference in their community and the wider world. Celebration of difference as well as personal achievements, promotes a culture of equality in our school. Children have improved emotional awareness, tolerance and can identify what makes a healthy relationship. Promoting citizenship through PSHE enables children to make a positive contribution by developing the knowledge and experience needed to claim their rights and understand their responsibilities. It prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life.