PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education. It is an important part of every child's National Curriculum learning. Through PSHE education, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
At St. Francis, we believe that education in PSHE enables children to become healthier more independent and more responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing, we help to develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that the children experience the process of democracy through participation in the school council. We teach children about their rights (continuing and building on the work we have done to achieve our Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award). They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multi-cultural society.
Our PSHE curriculum aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking in the context of learning opportunities linked to our cross curricular projects Cornerstones.
Our objectives in the teaching of PSHE are for all of our children:
• to develop independent learning skills and an awareness of their own needs as learners
• to know and understand what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
• to be aware of safety issues
• to understand what makes for good relationships with others
• to have respect for and value themselves and others
• to be aware of and understand their rights as children
• to be thoughtful and responsible members of their community and their school
• to become active members of our democratic society
Our school council worked hard to create an overview of how we teach British Values at school. They presented this to Governors.
British Values at St Francis