PSHE (Personal and Social Health Education)
Subject Coordinator: Miss Maloney
At St Polycarp’s our aim is to give pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain, to help pupils manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
At St Polycarp’s our personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society.
As members of a class and school community, children learn social skills such as how to share, take turns, play, help others, resolve simple arguments and resist bullying. They begin to learn about their own and other people's feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other children and older people. They go on to learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it.
As they progress through the school, they develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions.
Support, reassurance and encouragement is given as the older children experience the changes associated with puberty. We aim to help the children to prepare for transition to their secondary school as seamlessly as possible.
For information on our Relationships, Health and Sex Education please see separate tab.