Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to develop as confident, healthy and independent individuals.
Personal, Social and Health Education lessons at Siddington help to promote physical and emotional well-being for all our children. Our planning for PSHE covers emotional health and well being, financial awareness, sex and relationship education, drug, tobacco and alcohol education, bullying and citizenship, at a level appropriate to children’s age. We promote British values and prepare children for life in modern Britain; through PSHE and across the curriculum, children explore democracy, rights and responsibilities, respect and tolerance of those of different faiths, beliefs and opinions.
Our Relationship and Sex Education Policy explains how we approach this part of the curriculum. The Policy has been developed alongside the School Ethos Committee and in consultation with the parents. Underpinning the policy is the belief that it is Ok to disagree with others choices but that we must learn how to disagree well. Parents are informed the term prior to Sex Education taking place and are invited to a parents meeting to discuss the curriculum content.
Opportunities to further children’s development in Personal, Social and Health Education are embedded throughout our curriculum including PE, Science, Mindfulness sessions and our participation in The Daily Mile.
A wealth of enrichment activities further support and complement our PSHE curriculum. These include residential trips, school visits, community events, sports, arts and music clubs and events. Targeted nurture clubs and 1:1 ELSA sessions support individuals and small groups who need additional support.
Personal and Social skills are at the heart of our school values and are the focus of school assemblies, class behaviour reward systems and owl awards. Children are actively involved in making decisions and discussing issues surrounding their health, friendships and wellbeing through the School Council and other pupil voice activities. PSHE is one of the many ways in which we support the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of our children.
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