Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.” – Nelson Mandela

PSHCE gives children the tools to help them understand how they are developing both socially and personally and investigate wider moral, social and cultural issues. PSHCE education embodies what it takes for children to become a good citizen and the rights and responsibilities they possess currently or those they will gain as they grow into young adults and beyond. Lessons aim to equip children with effective decision making skills and the ability to calculate risk effectively.

Class teachers also use ‘Circle Time’ as an effective tool to teach PSHCE, allowing children time to discuss their thoughts and feelings in a calm, caring and respectful environment. In addition to discrete class sessions, PSHCE features throughout the wider school ethos with many opportunities taken to focus on topical and current issues in assemblies, enrichment activities and a core value focus each half term.