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Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) provides a vital foundation for the personal development of our pupils in preparing them for adult life.  PSHE is important in combating social exclusion and disaffection and can equip young people with the skills and attitudes needed to react positively to the pressures of modern life.  We want every child to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background or circumstances.

 

We believe that developing Personal, Social, and Health Education is a continuous process by which a school contributes to the development of the individual.  It seeks to enrich the lives of the pupils and lies at the heart of all educational experiences. We believe that the whole school community involvement is invaluable in contributing to the success of our delivery of the PSHE curriculum.

 

Our school embraces the principles and values of equal opportunities.  Every effort is made to ensure that each individual child receives equal access to the PSHE curriculum regardless of ability, gender or ethnicity.  Questions are answered sensitively taking account pupils’ ethnicity, culture and religion.

 

Aims

Children will:

-   Be encouraged to see themselves as having worth as individuals

-   Develop personal skills that foster and facilitate good relationships

-   Learn greater responsibility for their actions and be aware of their actions on others

-  Develop as individuals who are able to think for themselves and make rational and informed decisions

-  Develop as individuals who have personal qualities and values that equip them to meet the wider demands of young adult life

-  Have opportunities to involve themselves fully in the community life of the school including making decisions about issues

-   Be actively involved in their own learning

 

Drugs and Alcohol Education

 

We believe that our school has a duty to inform and educate young people on issues of drug and alcohol misuse.  Our school takes a proactive stance on this matter, believing that Health education is a vital part of the PSHCE curriculum.

 

Aims

-  To give children accurate information about the role of drugs as medicines and their effect

-  To give children accurate information about the effects of alcohol consumption

-  To encourage responsible behaviour in relation to drug (including tobacco) and alcohol use and misuse

- To know and understand simple safety rules about medicines, tablets, solvents, household substances

-  To promote positive attitudes towards healthy lifestyles

You can see an overview of what is taught in PSHE lessons in the various yeargroups by clicking on the link below.

You can read the PSHE and Sex & Relationships Education policies by clicking the link below which takes you to the policies section of our website.

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