Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

PSHCE, though not statutory, underpins most of the day-today interactions in school. It is delivered through a variety of learning opportunities, such as: in designated PSHCE lessons and circle times; in other curriculum subjects; through the enrichment of assemblies, visitors to school and visits out of school. Class discussion and debate, drama and role play, group work and presentations are some of the ways learning in this subject is approached.
Children are encouraged to: develop self-awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence; develop a healthy life style; learn to keep themselves and others safe; develop effective and satisfying relationships; learn to respect the differences between people; develop independence and responsibility; play an active role as members of society; make the most of their abilities.
We have adopted the national SEAL Strategy (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) which provides a wholeschool framework for promoting the social and emotional aspects of learning, which are self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.
PSHCE provides opportunities for children to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour which will enable them to become successful learners and effective citizens both within and beyond school.

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