PSHE – Physical, Social, Health Education
We believe that all children have the right to be healthy; physically, emotionally and mentally. We believe that each child is individual and has the right to be safe. Our PSHE links very closely to a number of other policies in school:-
- Racial Equality
- Health, Safety and Welfare
- Sex, Drugs and Alcohol
- Social Development
- Positive Attitude
- Equal Opportunities
PSHE encompasses all areas designed to promote children’s personal, social and health development. We believe it gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe; develop worthwhile relationships; respect differences; develop independence and responsibility; and to make the most of their own abilities and those of others.
The children are taught PSHE mainly through their SEAL sessions and are given opportunities to discuss their feelings, emotions and experiences. All through school the children are taught about making choices and how to make good choices and this then is related to Sex, Drug and Alcohol when they get higher through the school.
The school teaches about Anti-Bullying through SEAL and through set weeks in the year. The children learn about cyber bullying and e-safety and about how to keep themselves safe on-line.
Key Teaching and Learning Styles in PSHE
Our school ethos strongly emphasises the importance of practical, hands on learning. PSHE encompasses a range of different subjects including:- anti-bullying; SEAL; sex, drugs and alcohol; relationships and puberty. The subject is also taught through a range of situations such as whole class teaching, circle time, Nurture Room and school council. The children are encouraged to discuss their thoughts and feelings and sometimes present an idea to the class or school. They will be using ICT to research information and they will use art work to express their views. Poetry may be used to reflect on emotions and situations that the children can relate to. Guest speakers will come into school to work with the children on some aspects of PSHE, particularly higher up the school.