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Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

PSHE is the foundation of our Curriculum Intent. 

PSHE, or personal, social, health and education, is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It prepares them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential. In our programmes we actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. 

All our year groups have timetabled PSHE time but we encourage a cross-curricular approach to the development of PSHE skills and understanding. The staff team have access to the 1Decision platform of online resources to support the delivery of PSHE/RSE and citizenship sessions. This package supports fruitful discussions through a scenario based approach and enables pupils to consider the feelings of others in a range of contexts/situations. Staff are free to use other resources, as they feel appropriate. 

Expert visitors are invited into school to support the delivery of PHSE and key elements of RSE. A policy for RSE is available on our website. 

National Curriculum PSHE programmes of Study