Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

This is a broadly-based area of the curriculum dealing with health education, including diet, exercise, rest, life-style, self-image, relationships, keeping safe, dealing with bullying and personal, social and emotional development. It includes drugs awareness and education.

The citizenship element involves children in learning about their place in society, their growing responsibility as citizens and as members of the global community, and their developing understanding of systems such as Democracy. The school has a School Council through which the children learn about citizenship issues. Many aspects of PSHCE are taught in an integrated way through other subjects, and through daily school routines, while some units are planned for separately.

An activity called ‘Circle Time’ is often used to explore moral and emotional issues. School assemblies reinforce the teaching of many of the themes covered in PSHCE.

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