Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) and Citizenship

This part of our curriculum imparts the knowledge, skills and understanding to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop responsibility, and to make the most of children's own abilities while respecting those of others. The economic element aims to teach children about the economy and how to manage their personal finance. Through Citizenship education, the children learn how to play an active role as members of a democratic society and to make informed choices about their own lifestyle. SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) is a teaching programme for the whole school, which includes the following topics throughout the year:

  • New Beginnings
  • Getting on and Falling Out
  • Going for Goals
  • Good to be Me
  • Relationships
  • Changes

We also teach the children the topic ‘Saying no to bullying’. The children are taught about e-safety and cyber-bullying. During our anti-bullying Buddy Week they learn how to respect, value and care for each other.

We emphasise active learning through discussions, circle time, drama, stories and problem-solving activities. The children take part in a range of tasks that promote active citizenship: charity fundraising, the planning of special school events (such as an assembly or cake sale). The children enjoy opportunities to hear visiting speakers talk about how they help others in the community. The School Council meets regularly to discuss school matters. The children also take part in Buddy Assemblies. Older children are ‘buddied up’ with the younger children to promote a supportive and caring school community. We take part in many charitable events throughout the year: the Harvest Festival, the Mr Men Dress Up Day, raising money for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service and a sponsored skipathon for the British Heart Foundation.

Mr Men Dress Up Day to raise money for a local hospice.

Remove pupils and their buddies in Early Years.

Our School Council helping the students of St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School Council in their Eco Garden.

  1. PSHE & Citizenship Policy