Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate 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.
At Nene and Ramnoth School, PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. At our school we use the Cambridgeshire Scheme of Work to ensure that the three core themes are covered:
Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing
Core Theme 2: Relationships
Core Theme 3: Living in the wider world – including economic well being and being
a responsible citizen
We teach PSHE and Citizenship in a variety of ways. These activities include the playing of co-operative games, circle time sessions, role play and the use of story and picture books. PSHE is often taught within other curriculum areas such as Geography, History, Science and RE. PSHE will also be addressed everyday in the classroom and through national or worldwide events. Members of staff will cover certain areas as they become applicable to the development of individuals and class groups and follow the school procedures and policies, which have been developed as a result of relevant consultations.