Although non-statutory, Personal, Social and Health Education at Wethersfield is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which the children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes the pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, their behaviour and safety.
We aim to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible, balanced lives. To do this we employ a balanced range of teaching strategies and encourage active learning and participation. This may involve discussion, drama, role play or more formal pieces of work.
PSHE is inherent within all aspects of school life such as assemblies, class and school councils, the Healthy Schools initiative and the Every Child Matters agenda.
Across the school we have many things that support the children in developing their inter-personal and social skills such as the opportunity to be a playtime buddy, the chance to stand for school council elections, monitor roles and supporting in assemblies.
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