P.S.H.E

Intent
At Saint George’s Primary Phase, we believe that Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We are dedicated to ensuring that Saint George’s is a happy, enriching, and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school. Behaviour and attitude to learning is underpinned by our Christian Values that are taught through PSHE lessons, making it integral to the success of the whole school.

 

Implementation

We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: we have school council members from each class, whole school fundraising and engagement in school and local events. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: sports coaches, secondary school pupils and teachers, artists, authors, and representatives from the local church. We participate in and promote national events such as: Anti-Bullying Week and Road Safety Week, as well as supporting the NSPCC, Children in Need and Comic Relief.

PSHE is taught as both explicit lessons, using the Jigsaw scheme of work but it is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum and day-to-day life of the school. The school uses the Quigley Essentials curriculum Personal Development strand to plan and assess the children throughout the school.

Additional pastoral support is also given to those children who may need it.

 

Impact

As a result, we have children who can form happy and positive relationships. They can show empathy and compassion to others. They have the confidence to make the most of their abilities but also value and respect diversity. The children in the school show respect for other’s rights to their own values and beliefs. They can use appropriate strategies for managing influence and are encouraged to take positive risks. They are developing as aspirational individuals who are confident to set their own goals for success.