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PSHCE

Personal, Social, Health and Citizen Education (PSHCE) enables our children to have the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.

Sequences of lessons are planned using the Cambridgeshire PSHE Scheme of Work.  www.pshecambridgeshire.org.uk/website

We have created a PSHCE curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. Children acquire an understanding of risks and have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to know how to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in the future.

Personal issues that arise are woven into lessons to ensure any underlying issues are understood and the children are safe, happy and free of worry so that they can enjoy their school day and focus their mind on learning.

We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and understand what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Cultural capital gives our children the vital background knowledge required to be informed and thoughtful members of our community helping them to understand and navigate in a rapidly changing world.

PSHCE lessons enable learners to explore, develop and express their own values and opinions, as well as engaging with and understanding British values. This allows for opportunities of critical thinking, questioning, communication and co-operation. This is an important step towards making informed choices about how they engage with global issues and in-turn become successful global citizens.

PSHCE allows pupils to develop the skills needed to express how they are feeling and to communicate their needs to others. It helps them to understand how they are developing personally and socially. This impacts on both academic and non-academic outcomes for all pupils, including the vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

PSHCE is an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.  Every year we welcome the CORAM Life Education Team into school who deliver sessions covering topics including drug use, safe and unsafe relationships, and mental health. Children remember the workshops long after they've left primary school.

www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/your-local-area/life-education-northamptonshire

PSHCE: Subject lead: Mrs Nikki Hancock