“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values —
and follow my own moral compass —
then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”
Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHEE) enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing, we help develop their sense of self-worth.
We teach our children how society is organised and governed.We ensure that our pupils experience the process of democracy in school through the School Council. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
We use a range of teaching and learning styles. We place an emphasis on active learning by including the children in discussions, investigations and problem-solving activities. We encourage the children to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship, e.g. charity fundraising, the planning of school special events, such as an assembly or open evening, or involvement in an activity to help other individuals or groups less fortunate than themselves.
In lessons, pupils participate in debate and discussion. They learn how to resolve conflicts and agree upon classroom rules.
We offer children the opportunity to hear visiting speakers, such as health workers, police and representatives from local places of worship; whom we invite into the school to talk about their role in creating a positive and supportive local community.
Children are taught to respect each other’s opinions and to value the School’s multi-denominational and multi-cultural dimension. We always expect our pupils to do their best and to be thoughtful and courteous. Our primary aim is to cherish each pupil as an individual and to nurture confidence, creativity and self-esteem.
Mrs A Prendergast – Head of PSHE