Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education is at the centre of our curriculum as it helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and progress through the school. Our aim is to support the children in their personal development and citizenship, to promote fundamental British values, to encourage respect for democracy and also respect and tolerance for others. Our Programme of Study, which is carefully woven in to many aspects of the curriculum, covers all year groups and aims to develop essential skills and attributes based around three core learning themes:
- health and wellbeing;
- living in the wider world.
It supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental (SMSC) development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
Children learn these crucial skills through discussion, role play and games but many of the priniciples that we teach are integral to our school community and modelled in day-to-day school life. Children also benefit from whole-school focus days and speakers in assembly.