Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

PSHCE

PSHCE Aims and Objectives

PSHCE is taught as a golden thread which forms part of a whole school ethos aimed at providing children with essential life skills and knowledge to enable them to make informed decisions and choices and become healthy, confident, responsible citizens both now and in the future. Pupils learn to recognise their own worth, have an understanding of British values, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning by taking part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and their community.

Drugs education, CSE, SRE and economic well-being are key elements of this subject which are taught by the class teacher as a discreet lessons.

PSHCE should give students:
  • The knowledge skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives
  • Information enabling them to become informed, active, responsible citizens
  • Encouragement to take part in a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Encouragement to contribute fully to the life of their school and community
  • Understanding of British Values
  • Strategies to avoid exploitation
  • Confidence to know when and how to seek help
Students learn to:
  • Recognise their own worth
  • Work well with others
  • Become increasingly responsible for their own learning
  • Keep themselves healthy, safe and well-behaved
  • Reflect on their own experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially
  • Discuss spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up
  • Find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives
  • Find out about their responsibilities, rights, and duties as individuals and members of communities
  • Understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so as to go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships essential to life and learning
  • Become self-managers, effective participators, resourceful thinkers, reflective learners, independent enquirers and effective team workers