PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
We believe that PSHE permeates the ethos of the school, encompassing our School vision: ‘I praise you because You made me in an amazing and wonderful way.’ (NCB Psalm 139:14), and our Christian values of Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, Thoughtfulness and Perseverance. PSHE can take place in lessons and informally in the attitudes, relationships and behaviour of our whole school including parents, governors and members of the community.
We believe that PSHE is central to the development of the pupils in our school. We aim to help them learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. Pupils will reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They will learn to understand and respect our common humanity, celebrate diversity and differences so that they can go on to form effective and fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
All pupils learn best in an environment where they feel safe and secure. It is important that all staff make it clear and that pupils are aware that their contributions and opinions are valued. School is a place that is warm and welcoming where all care for each other and give support. Opportunities are available for liaison with parents on sensitive issues such as sexual development, awareness and relationship education. The personal development of our pupils is at the core of all our teaching and the wider life of the school. The curriculum, is designed to promote their own development, enabling them to make choices that will affect them now and in the future.
The curriculum aims to provide opportunities for pupils to:
· Develop their personal, social and life skills
· Increase self-awareness and self-confidence
· Acquire knowledge and understanding of important issues that may affect their lives and the lives of others
· Reflect on their experiences and learn from them
· Develop their own set of attitudes and values
· Engage in active participation in the school and local community
· Develop their skills of enquiry and communication and reasoning