Personal Social Health Education


Personal Social Health Education

For the Primary-aged child this subject is at the heart of the curriculum and of their development.  So what does it cover?

Personal: all aspects of personal development- how well do I know myself?  What are my strengths and weaknesses? What is important for me in my life?  How do I conduct myself?  How do I fulfil my future dreams?…

Social: all aspects of social interaction- do I know how to conduct myself in social situations?  How do I make and sustain friendships?  Am I aware of others around me and what they might be feeling? How does my conduct impact on others?…

Health: all aspects of personal health- how do I keep myself healthy? What social pressures are there which might compromise my health? What temptations might come my way as I grow up? Why do people smoke/take drugs? What effect will peer pressure have on my personal health?…

Education: all the above plus how to be a good citizen in society- how do I get along with other people?  Why is compromise, tolerance and understanding key skills to possess? Do I live my life according to the British Values my country promotes? How do I show respect for others and why is this important? Am I culturally aware and do I embrace ‘love and understanding’ towards others?…

The delivery of PSHE is through discussions and debates and Circle Time activities, whereby everyone is encouraged to participate and give their views, which are as valid and important as the next person’s.  In this way children solve social issues they encounter, playground squabbles, a common understanding of right and wrong and develop the skills of empathy and sensitivity.  PSHE helps children to ‘grow-up’ with confidence and a sense of identity and purpose.

Topics covered in PSHE include Health Education Yrs Reception to Y6; Drugs Education Yrs 2-6; Sex Education Y6; Anti-Bullying; Safeguarding and Child Protection themes; On-line Safety; Friendship and Social Interaction; Personal Identity and Development…

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