At St Peter’s, we understand the importance of Personal, Social and Health education (PSHE) in enabling children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, based on British values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural learning.
The aims of PSHE are to enable children to:
know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
be aware of safety issues;
understand what makes for good relationships with others;
have respect for others;
be independent and responsible members of the school community;
be positive and active members of a democratic society;
develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
We follow the National Framework for Teaching PSHE and teach objectives through a combination of discrete lessons and the following:
PSHE opportunities across the curriculum, for example; links with statutory curriculum subjects such as science, religious education, physical education, drama, geography, history, group/class discussions, speaking and listening activities and themed assemblies.
PSHE opportunities through extra-curricular activities, for example; opportunities for recreational and creative learning time, citizenship projects, health weeks, environmental projects, sponsored fund raising for targeted charities, school council, visits and visitors, education-business initiative, and extended schools’ programme.
PSHE opportunities through self-reflection, for example; self-assessment tasks, setting targets, monitoring and celebrating achievements (such as class-based reward schemes or achievement assemblies).
The ethos of the school and its partnership approach to the promotion of personal and social development of children across all Key Stages
We also employ a specialist Drama teacher, Miss Sarah, who creates a safe, supportive space for our pupils to explore areas of the PSHE curriculum.
We recognise that the PSHE curriculum cannot be implemented effectively without the support of parents/carers therefore parents/carers are informed about any upcoming teaching on aspects of PSHE, such as the teaching programme for sex and relationship education.
Some of St Peter's PSHE highlights:
* Behaviour at St Peter’s is “outstanding” and “impeccable” (Ofsted, 2019) which is a result of high quality PSHE teaching and good relationships between the children - both with their peers and with staff.
* The pupils are taught to freely and respectfully express their views and feelings in a variety of ways throughout the school day
* The development of high levels of emotional literacy and social skills is important to staff and children alike.
If you have any questions about PSHE provision at St Peter's, please contact our PSHE coordinator, Mrs Damijo.